BEST AND WORST:
Tennis magazine sifted through 500 hours of television coverage this season and came up with its broadcast awards.
Best tournament coverage: ESPN's French Open; worst coverage: NBC's French Open. Best announcer: Mary Carillo, CBS and ESPN; worst announcer: HBO's Jim Lampley. Laugh of the year: ABC naming Andre Agassi player of the year during its July "All-Star Pro Sports Awards."
CBS will begin its second year of baseball coverage on Saturday, April 20, with regional broadcasts from Montreal (Expos will play Mets) and Chicago's new Comiskey Park (White Sox will meet Tigers).
ESPN will present "The Best of SportsCenter '90," a two-hour review of the top sports stories and highlights on Christmas night at 8. Bob Ley and Dan Patrick host, with Chris Berman making an appearance.
BLAST ON 45:
Channel 45 in Baltimore will televise six Baltimore Blast indoor soccer games this winter: Wednesday in Kansas City, Jan. 19 vs. Tacoma, Feb. 23 in San Diego, March 16 vs. San Diego, March 24 vs. St. Louis and March 27 in Kansas City.
In January, Home Team Sports will begin a 30-minute weekly high school sports report hosted by George Johnson. Schools are encouraged to submit highlights and features.
On Saturday, HTS will show the consolation and final of the Gonzaga Classic from American University's Bender Arena. Live coverage will begin at 2 p.m. Teams competing in the three-day basketball tournament include Dunbar of Baltimore; Dunbar of Washington; St. Anthony's of Jersey City, N.J.; Gonzaga; McQuaid of Rochester, N.Y.; and St. Anne's of Charlottesville.