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  • POCKLINGTON INTERESTED IN ADDING TO SPORTS EMPIRE

         NHL Oilers Owner Peter Pocklington is "seriously
    considering" buying the CFL Eskimos, according to Cam Cole of
    SOUTHAM NEWS.  Cole writes that Pocklington "wouldn't mind being
    the baron of all pro sport in his town."  Pocklington, who also
    owns the AAA Trappers:  "I've got the infrastructure totally in
    place, from concessions to management to promotions to contacts
    in the concert business.  The Eskimos, quite frankly, would just
    be an offshoot of all that" (SOUTHAM/CALGARY HERALD, 2/25).
    

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  • RUMORS CIRCULATE ABOUT LABATT TAKEOVER

         "Takeover rumors continue to bubble around John Labatt
    Ltd.," according to the Toronto GLOBE & MAIL.  Earlier this
    month, there were rumors that Danish brewer Carlsberg was buying
    Labatt stock with an eye toward a takeover.  But the latest buzz
    has Onex Corp., specialists at leverage buyouts, interested in
    Labatt.  Entertainment industry sources report talk that Onex
    might be interested in buying Labatt's entertainment and
    production operations alone -- which include interest in TSN, the
    Blue Jays and SkyDome.  Labatt had been trying to spin off the
    entertainment assets into a public company, but those plans have
    "apparently been put on hold" (Matthew Ingram, Toronto GLOBE &
    MAIL, 2/25).
    

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