Oklahoman Published: January 30, 2009
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Blevins out of hospital
KWTV-9 sports director Dean Blevins was released from OU Medical Center on Thursday afternoon. The former OU quarterback suffered a severe head injury on Monday when he fell on the ice in front of his home.

Blevins said doctors advised him to get extra rest.

LeBron to call Rookie Challenge
Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James has been added to TNT’s broadcast team for the Rookie Challenge at 8 p.m. Feb. 13.

Thunder players Kevin Durant, Jeff Green and Russell Westbrook will play in the game between teams of rookies and second-year players.

Kevin Harlan, Kenny Smith and Craig Sager also will call the game.

Short takes
The Sports Animal, WWLS-FM 98.1 and AM-640, had an excellent fall ratings book, placing fourth overall in the 25 to 54 age demographic. WWLS was first in afternoon drive, tied for third at midday and fourth in morning drive. In listeners 12 and older, ratings were up 21 percent from fall 2007. ... Dodgers manager Joe Torre will discuss his new book "The Yankee Years” on CNN’s "Larry King Live” at 8 tonight. ... Steve Phillips will become a third man in the booth for ESPN’s Sunday night baseballcoverage, joining Jon Miller and Joe Morgan. ... ESPNU (Cox 253) will headline ESPN’s multimedia coverage of National Signing Day with a studio show from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ... Rick Heath and Al Eschbach are teaming up on "The College Basketball Preview Show,” which airs at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. and 11 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday on Cox channel 7.

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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