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CFL SEARCHING TO GET NORTHERN EXPOSURE IN THE UNITED STATES

          Two years after the CFL's "failed expansion" into the
     U.S., it "appears no games will be televised south of the
     border," as there is no U.S. TV contract in place and
     "nothing imminent," according to Perry Lefko of the TORONTO
     SUN.  The CFL had been talking to Fox, but CFL Chair John
     Tory said that the league is "finding it difficult to agree
     on acceptable terms with (a) U.S. network."  Tory: "I'm not
     going to do a bad deal just to get coverage in the United
     States because frankly it's more important that we get good
     coverage in Canada."  CFL games aired in the U.S. were seen
     mostly on a tape-delay basis on ESPN2 (TORONTO SUN, 5/19).  
      
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