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Published January 8, 1997
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).