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  • LABATT MAY HAVE NEW PARTNERS IN SPORTS BY SUMMER

         John Labatt Ltd., "buoyed by the end of the baseball strike,
    may have new partners for some of its sports businesses by early
    summer," according to Labatt President George Taylor.  Taylor
    said the company is negotiating with "several parties" about the
    possibility of them investing in Labatt's sports assets, which
    include the Blue Jays, the SkyDome, CFL's Argonauts and TSN.
    Taylor said the company is talking with five or six U.S. firms
    and a larger number of Canadian companies about teaming up with
    Labatt in sports.  Taylor noted that a foreign company can only
    own up to 20% of a Canadian broadcaster under current
    regulations.  Taylor noted that the strike's end should help ink
    these deals sooner (Marina Strauss, Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 4/4).
    

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  • MORE SHAKE-UPS INVOLVING THE LIEWEKE FAMILY

         Canucks VP of Marketing and Communications Glen Ringdal
    resigned yesterday, amid "speculation he would not be invited
    back" by Northwest Entertainment Group (NEG after his contract
    expires this summer.  The move gives the team "a chance to get
    more in tune" with NEG's "progressive" empire, according to Iain
    MacIntyre in this morning's VANCOUVER SUN.  MacIntyre reports
    that Ringdal "bore the brunt of criticism" for the handling of a
    49% ticket price increase this season, and for doing "nothing to
    enhance [the team's] image or promote its games."  NEG Exec VP
    Tod Lieweke will "add Canuck marketing and communications for his
    responsibilities," and Canuck Corporate Sales Director Ric
    Thomsen and Media Relations Dir Steve Tambellini will take over
    other duties (VANCOUVER SUN, 4/4).
    

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  • RAIDERS' MOVE POSSIBILITIES ALSO ON NFL OWNERS' AGENDA?

         According to USA TODAY's Danny Sheridan, the Raiders could
    be headed for Baltimore for the '95 season.  Sheridan reports
    that owner Al Davis has told opponents not to make travel plans
    to L.A., "that the Raiders won't be playing this preseason and
    regular season in Los Angeles.  He's told the league his first
    choice is Baltimore."  Sheridan says Davis' second choice "may be
    Oakland."  Sheridan: "I don't think Al's bluffing, because he's
    unlikely to get that new stadium in Los Angeles."  NFL Dir of
    Communications Greg Aiello says he hasn't heard the rumors of the
    Raiders move to either city, but adds:  "In our April 12 meeting
    to discuss the Rams, the Raiders' situation is likely to also be
    discussed, as it has been.  The big problem is the NFL's presence
    in Los Angeles" (Rudy Martzke, USA TODAY, 4/4).
    

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