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April 6, 1990 | STEVEN HERBERT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ousted CBS sportscaster Brent Musburger told a national television audience Thursday night that the network's decision not to renew his contract was the result of a vendetta against him by CBS Sports President Neal Pilson and executive producer Ted Shaker. Musburger claimed they are "spreading venom" and out to "defame" him. "They conspired to get me out of CBS," Musburger told ABC's Sam Donaldson in an interview broadcast on "PrimeTime Live."
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May 23, 1997 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Veteran sportscaster Marv Albert declared his innocence of sex and assault charges Thursday, and NBC announced he will be allowed to continue broadcasting the NBA playoffs. Declaring at a crowded and well-choreographed news conference that he was wrongly accused, Albert decried a "lack of due process." "I would like to reassert my innocence and reiterate all the charges against me are false and will be proven false in a court of law," he said.
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May 3, 1990 | LARRY STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Brent Musburger wasn't the only sports announcer making a new deal Wednesday. Pat Haden is leaving CBS to join Turner Broadcasting as a pro football commentator. He will be paired with Skip Caray. "It's a great deal for me because it's less traveling," Haden said. However, Haden said he would have stayed at CBS had the network been able to make a new deal with the College Football Assn. ABC, beginning in 1991, will televise CFA football, with the exception of Notre Dame.
SPORTS
May 3, 1990 | LARRY STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Brent Musburger wasn't the only sports announcer making a new deal Wednesday. Pat Haden is leaving CBS to join Turner Broadcasting as a pro football commentator. He will be paired with Skip Caray. "It's a great deal for me because it's less traveling," Haden said. However, Haden said he would have stayed at CBS had the network been able to make a new deal with the College Football Assn. ABC, beginning in 1991, will televise CFA football, with the exception of Notre Dame.
SPORTS
May 23, 1997 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Veteran sportscaster Marv Albert declared his innocence of sex and assault charges Thursday, and NBC announced he will be allowed to continue broadcasting the NBA playoffs. Declaring at a crowded and well-choreographed news conference that he was wrongly accused, Albert decried a "lack of due process." "I would like to reassert my innocence and reiterate all the charges against me are false and will be proven false in a court of law," he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 29, 1989
The point about TV sportcasters in Los Angeles is not whether the new, yuppie wiseguys are better or worse than the old-style, straight-news types: It's that all the sportscasters are inconceivably bad ("Send In the Clowns" by Steve Weinstein, Jan. 22). The Jim Hill/Stu Nahan types are dull, and they indulge in ex-jock cronyism with endless marshmallow interviews with their buddies. Plus they never ask the tough questions. The yuppie wiseguys such as Fred Roggin and Keith Olbermann never ask the tough questions either.
SPORTS
February 16, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
The Loyola Marymount Lions may not even notice they've broken into the national college basketball rankings of the Associated Press and United Press International for the first time in the school's history. A seven-second attention span makes it difficult to absorb information. "There's nothing very mysterious about me and my coaching," said Coach Paul Westhead, whose high-scoring Lions have won 17 in a row and are ranked 20th in both of this week's wire service polls.
SPORTS
March 6, 1990 | DON PATTERSON
Paul Wright, a forward for the Cleveland Crunch who was claimed in last summer's free agent draft after he was left unprotected by the Sockers, has been traded back to the Sockers and will arrive Wednesday, Wright's agent Scott Simpson said Monday. According to sources, the Sockers have traded forward Zoran Karic in a one-for-one exchange for Wright.
SPORTS
April 6, 1990 | STEVEN HERBERT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ousted CBS sportscaster Brent Musburger told a national television audience Thursday night that the network's decision not to renew his contract was the result of a vendetta against him by CBS Sports President Neal Pilson and executive producer Ted Shaker. Musburger claimed they are "spreading venom" and out to "defame" him. "They conspired to get me out of CBS," Musburger told ABC's Sam Donaldson in an interview broadcast on "PrimeTime Live."
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