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MEDIA NOTES

          TV MONITOR: Last night's 10:00pm ET 60-minute edition     of FSN's "National Sports Report" (late due to MLB) led with     Tigers-Blue Jays, followed by Yankees-Red Sox and Indians-     White Sox.  The first non-MLB report, at 8:29 into the     broadcast, was news that Chiefs QB Warren Moon will retire     after the 2000 season.  "NSR" had a 0:17 report on "MNF"     announcing their new broadcasting team at 9:22 into the     broadcast.  Last night's 11:00pm ET 30-minute edition of     CNN/SI's "Sports Tonight" led with Yankees-Red Sox, followed     by Tigers-Blue Jays and a report that Pacers coach Larry     Bird will not return to the team next season.  "Sports     Tonight" had a 0:29 report on "MNF" at 6:24.  Last night's     11:00pm ET 60-minute edition of ESPN's "SportsCenter" led     with Yankees-Red Sox, followed by Tigers-Blue Jays and     Indians-White Sox.  The first non-MLB report, at 10:35, was     Bird's decision to leave the Pacers.  "SportsCenter" had a     1:21 report on "MNF" at 11:30 (THE DAILY).          NOTES: In Minneapolis, Judd Zulgad reports that KFAN-AM     radio officials "aren't saying much" to a report that the     all-sports station offered Thrashers play-by-play announcer     Scott Ferrall "a killer morning-drive deal."  Zulgad adds     that Ferrall "isn't a hot commodity" with the Thrashers, and     though team officials acknowledged Ferrall is "still under     contract," the "word is the Thrashers and Ferrall will part     company" (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 6/23)....TVKO, HBO's PPV     arm, indicates that Saturday night's Oscar De La Hoya-Shane     Mosley fight drew 700,000 PPV buys at $49.95 apiece, and     $37M in gross TV revenue (AP, 6/22).  In L.A., Larry Stewart     notes that the bout ranks second among non-heavyweight     fights behind September's De La Hoya-Felix Trinidad fight,     which had 1.25 million buys and $64M in revenue (L.A. TIMES,     6/22)....In Baltimore, Milton Kent writes, "Is anyone else     feeling a little frosted by the announcement that ABC and     ESPN have extended their contract with Little League to     carry the World Series through 2006?  Don't these kids have     enough pressure on them from their peers and from     overzealous parents without the obtrusive lens of television     adding to it?" (Baltimore SUN, 6/23). ...Comcast SportsNet     announced a new regional cable ratings record for the     Phillies with its Mets-Phillies broadcast Wednesday night.      The game averaged a 6.1 Nielsen rating and peaked with a     quarter-hour high of 8.7.  One ratings point is equivalent     to more than 26,000 HHs in the Philadelphia DMA (Comcast     SportsNet)....NASCAR.com recorded its highest traffic day in     its four-year existence Monday as the rain-delayed Pocono     500 drew 614,665 unique users to the site (NASCAR).