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Sale of Marlins and Expos expected to go through

| Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002

Baseball commissioner Bud Selig called off an owners' meeting set to approve the sales of the Florida Marlins and Montreal Expos and instead scheduled a telephone conference call for today's vote. John Henry , whose group was given approval last month to buy the Boston Red Sox for $660 million from the Jean R. Yawkey Trust, is selling the Marlins to Jeffrey Loria for $158.5 million. Loria is selling the Montreal franchise to Baseball Expos LP - a Delaware limited partnership owned by the other 29 teams - for $120 million, with baseball loaning him the difference between the prices.

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