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NEWS & NOTES FROM THE CFL MEETINGS IN BALTIMORE

     The CFL Board of Governors were told by Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Chair Roger Yachetti that he expects the team to meet league-
imposed ticket and sponsorship goals.  The team is 85% of the way
toward reaching the 12,500 season ticket and C$1M corporate
sponsorship goal (VANCOUVER SUN, 12/9).... CFL Commissioner Larry
Smith said he wants to see the league realign into Canadian and
U.S. divisions as early as '95, creating a Canada-U.S. title game
(CP/Vancouver PROVINCE, 12/9)....An "angry" group of CFL
governors are prepared to take the Ottawa Rough Riders away from
owner Bruce Firestone if he "can't prove he has the money to
finance the team."  (Don Campbell, OTTAWA CITIZEN, 12/9)....The
Las Vegas Posse is up for sale and rumors have the team going to
Birmingham, Hartford, Orlando or Milwaukee, all cities named as
potential expansion sites (Rick Matsumoto, TORONTO STAR, 12/9).
The Posse could also move to L.A., or suspend operations for a
year (Ken Murray, Baltimore SUN, 12/9).... Under the subhead:
"Owner of Flutie's team considering relocation," Hartford writer
Don Amore notes the speculation that Calgary may move to Hartford
(HARTFORD COURANT, 12/9).
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