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AFTER SOME ROUGH-RIDING, THE CFL FINDS A SAVIOR IN OTTAWA

     The CFL announced that an agreement to buy the Ottawa Rough
Riders had been reached with Chicago businessman Horn Chen.  The
deal is still subject to approval by the league's Board of
Governors, which will vote within the next two days (Rough
Riders).  Tentatively, the deal includes a $335,000 payment to
former owner Bruce Firestone, which will go towards paying off
Firestone's list of creditors (Campbell & Hill, OTTAWA CITIZEN,
3/9).  Chen, an owner of several Central Hockey League
franchises, "specializes in turnaround play, finding investment
bargains in the dregs" (Wayne Scanlan, OTTAWA CITIZEN, 3/9).
     MORE EXPANSION?  Bruce Frey, the leader of the Miami group
attempting to bring a CFL team to the Orange Bowl, said his group
has "decided to seek an expansion franchise" instead of luring
the defunct Las Vegas Posse.  Frey says he is "confident" his
group can lure the CFL to Miami for the '96 season (MIAMI HERALD,
3/8).
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