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Published December 5, 1995
CFL Governors ended their annual meeting last week without a "concrete answer" on which teams are in or out for '96. Questions surround each of the league's five U.S. franchises (CP/Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 12/2). Pepper Rodgers, President and coach of the CFL's Memphis Mad Dogs, said he will discuss the possibility of starting a new four-down U.S. league out of the failed American clubs. Rodgers: "I know there's a possibility for a television contract in the States, and not for the CFL" (Marty York, Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 12/2)....In Boston, Nick Cafardo examines a proposal to build a 25,000-seat baseball stadium in Worcester, MA, for a possible UBL franchise. The UBL has hired HKS Corp. of Dallas to design the stadium, and former Red Sox GM Lou Gorman and former Sox manager Joe Morgan are floated as a potential brain-trust (BOSTON GLOBE, 12/3)....The AHL surpassed the 1 million attendance mark for '95-96 on December 3, the earliest date the league has done so (AHL).