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Published February 16, 1996
The AHL Cornwall Aces have announced that the city of Cornwall, Ontario, has decided to terminate its contract with the team at the end of the season. Mayor Ron Martelle said the city was unable "to continue the financial commitment necessary to operate an AHL franchise." The Aces will address the future of the club soon (ESPNET, 2/15).... The city of Baltimore is among a number of creditors suing CFL owner Jim Speros over debts incurred during the Stallions' stay. The city is seeking $435,782 it claims it is owed on a defaulted loan for Memorial Stadium improvements. Speros says he intends to pay all creditors once a $2.75M loan from Canadian officials is approved (Baltimore SUN, 2/16).... Today was the deadline for prospective Devil Rays season ticket holders to pay a 25% deposit to maintain their priority number. How many of the 4,000 accounts and 15,000 seat reservations were paid for won't be known for a few weeks, according to Devil Rays Dir of Sales and Marketing Mike Seamon (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 2/16).... The Jaguars have decided to opt out of their training camp contract with Univ. of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. They will train instead in Jacksonville. The school is talking with the Rams to take the Jaguars' place (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 2/16). ....T-Wolves Ticket Sales Manager Jeff Munneke, on demand for tonight's sold-out Bulls game: "If we put this game in the Metrodome, we could easily sell 50,000 tickets. No question" (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 2/16)....In Seattle, Angelo Bruscas examines the reception Ken Behring has received in L.A. since announcing his intention to move. L.A. City Councilman Mike Hernandez: "It was a total surprise ... the proper groundwork wasn't there." Behring spokesperson John Eckel, of Hill & Knowlton: "Once this is all settled and the legalities are cleared away, you're going to see a tremendous, tremendous amount of support come out down here" (SEATTLE POST- INTELLIGENCER, 2/15).