SBD/8/Leagues Governing Bodies

LEAGUE NOTES

          The CFL has "officially revoked the Montreal franchise
     rights from principal shareholder Michael Gelfand" and will
     finalize the decision tomorrow unless Gelfand posts the
     C$1.7M deposit for the '97 season (MONTREAL GAZETTE, 1/8).
     ...A Toronto GLOBE & MAIL survey of the birthplaces of the
     408 Canadian players on NHL rosters shows that most of the
     players come from Montreal, Toronto and Edmonton.  Among
     Canada's smaller cities, Windsor, ONT, with a population of
     194,000, has eight players in the league (Toronto GLOBE &
     MAIL, 1/8)....In Toronto, Lorne Rubenstein writes on the
     recently completed Andersen Consulting World Championship of
     Golf featuring match-play.  Rubenstein: "The Andersen could
     find an important place in the game.  It's made an
     honourable start, and it's development will be worth
     following" (Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 1/8)...Eight MLS teams
     will train in FL in early March, while the L.A. Galaxy and
     San Jose Clash will train in Mexico (USA TODAY, 1/8).


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