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I’ll give you some more links this evening.

It appears that NBC is close to renewing its deal with the NHL for next season. More on that in the Friday megalinks.

Bruce Allen from Boston Sports Media Watch gives his impressions from an evening with WBZ-TV sports anchor Bob Lobel who is being bought out by CBS. I don’t think there’s one person who hasn’t said Bob is a nice guy.

The Big Lead says it appears that the New York Times’ baseball writer extraordinaire Murray Chass will accept a buyout.

Michael Singer of Information Week says for the first time, the NCAA Final Four will be available as an online video stream.

Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times talks with ESPN’s Doris Burke who will be in Tampa this weekend to call the Women’s Final Four with Mike Patrick.

Newsday’s Neil Best has the video of ESPN’s Brian Kenny interviewing Ocho Cinco, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Brown about several subjects and not really succeeding. Neil also links to a Will Leitch story for Fast Company about MLB Advanced Media being a cash cow for MLB.

CNBC’s Darren Rovell is happy the Seattle Mariners will still go through with J.J. Putz Soul Patch Night even though the closer is currently injured.

R. Thomas Umstead of Multichannel News writes that Comcast SportsNet Bay Area is now offering replays of both recent and classic San Francisco Giants games on demand.

John Ryan of the San Jose Mercury News wonders why Comcast SportsNet Bay Area had Christan Slater on during the Giants-Dodgers game on Wednesday. I saw that and I wondered that as well.

Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News feels even though Donnie Walsh was open in his introductory press conference as the new President of the Knicks, he’ll eventually fall under the Wall of Secrecy known as Madison Square Garden.

Ken Schott of the Schenectady Gazette writes in his blog about the NFL releasing the national TV preseason schedule.

ESPN talks about its NFL presesason schedule. Maria Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal says my Cleveland Browns get some national exposure on ESPN playing the Super Bowl champs New York Giants on August 18.

Del Milligan writes in his Extra Holes blog at The Ledger (FL) that ESPN is going to make the most out of its showing of The Masters.

The Chicago Tribune’s Luis Arroyave talks with ESPN’s Pedro Gomez who is now covering soccer????

Jeffrey Marcus writes in the Goal blog for the New York Times that ESPN is now entering a new era in televising MLS games.

I think that’s going to do it for tonight. The next update will be the Friday megalinks. See you then.

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