"Fox Sports News"' Keith Olbermann commented on the
"Esquire" article by Charles Pierce claiming former Dodger
Kirk Gibson took steroids before his historic home-run
during the '88 World Series. Olbermann noted that Gibson
received a cortisone shot, which is "not an anabolic,
illegal, banned, growth or performance-enhancing steroid."
Olbermann: "It's just so unfair to drag Gibson into, and
through, [controversy] merely because -- technically --
cortisone is a steroid" ("FSN," 1/19)....The Padres have
reached a five-year agreement with flagship station KURS-AM
to allow the Spanish-language network to broadcast games in
much of Baja California (S.D. UNION-TRIBUNE, 1/16)....In
Miami, Barry Jackson reviewed the year in the NFL and wrote
that CBS's AFC telecasts "were not awful or offensive" but
"simply did not measure up to NBC's" (MIAMI HERALD, 1/18).
...ABC's lockout of 2,400 NABET employees ended Friday
(Mult., 1/16)....In N.Y., George Vecsey wrote that ESPN's
"SportsCentury" series on the best North American athletes
in the past century "will keep people talking for the entire
year." He added that ESPN "put on its journalistic hat" and
"did its homework" as the series "seems legitimately rooted
in history, by adults, for adults" (N.Y. TIMES, 1/17).