The National Basketball Association and CBS Sports announced agreement on a new four-year television contract, extending their tie-up through the 1989-90 season. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, except that it provides for a significant increase in the NBA's rights fees.
For the 1986-87 season, CBS will increase its regular-season coverage from 12 games to 15. The network will show as many as 14 regular-season games plus the All-Star Game each year, and have live coverage of the NBA championship series in prime time and on weekends . . .
A state appeals court in New Orleans cleared the way for a new trial for John Williams, the Cleveland Cavaliers' second-round draftee-in-limbo accused of taking money to shave points in two Tulane games last season.
The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals last month reinstated conspiracy and sports gambling charges against Williams, and yesterday the court reaffirmed that decision . . .
The Dallas Mavericks suspended Mark Aguirre for two games after the star forward's exchange of harsh words with Coach Dick Motta, and self-removal from the game, over Aguirre helping Hawks forward Dominique Wilkins get up after a second-quarter collision Thursday night in Atlanta.