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CFL COMMISSIONER DENIES REPORT OF A FOLD-UP AND REOPEN PLAN

     CFL commissioner Larry Smith denied a report yesterday that
the league will fold within six weeks and then begin play under a
new name to "eliminate Canadian content."  Smith:  "The league
finds this story totally preposterous" (Toronto GLOBE AND MAIL,
2/17).  IN OTHER CFL NEWS:  The Gold Miners will become the San
Antonio Gold Miners as San Antonio's city council yesterday
approved a five-year deal for the team to play in the Alamodome
(Mike Ganter, TORONTO SUN, 2/17)....The board of directors for
the Las Vegas Posse are scheduled to meet this weekend to
determine where the team will move.  Los Angeles and Jackson, MS,
are the two cities reportedly interested in landing the franchise
(Eric Noland, L.A. DAILY NEWS, 2/17).
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