Sports Media Notebook: Dean Blevins to return

Oklahoman Modified: February 27, 2009 at 4:49 am •  Published: February 27, 2009
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KWTV-9 sports director Dean Blevins said he plans to return to the air Sunday night on "The Oklahoma Sports Blitz” a month after suffering a severe head injury.

During the Jan. 26 ice storm, Blevins slipped on the ice and hit his head on a porch step at his Edmond home. He said he was unconscious for 15 to 20 minutes and his "blood vessels reptured and hemorraged along the brain.”

As part of his recovery, Blevins said he has undergone cognitive therapy for two hours a day twice a week.

CP3 on the Web
New Orleans Hornets guard Chris Paul is featured on a new online series on NBA.com. "On Point with Chris Paul” gives a glimpse into his family life, business and charitable endeavors. The first episode dealt with Paul’s experience at NBA All-Star weekend.

Fox to air Rangers
Fox Sports Oklahoma plans to carry a record 131 Texas Rangers telecasts this season, up from 110 telecasts last season on Fox Sports Southwest. The network also will air five spring-training games, beginning with a game March 7 against the Chicago White Sox.

Josh Lewin, Tom Grieve and Jim Knox return as the announce team.

Short takes
Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton will be featured on an MLB Network documenary, "Josh Hamilton: Resurrecting the Dream,” at 8 tonight. ... Bob Carpenter and Kenny Mossman will call the Bedlam women’s basketball game in Norman at noon Saturday on KAUT-43.

by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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