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Today in Tom Hicks: Would-Be Stars Buyer Backs Out, Liverpool Board Poo-Poohs Refi

Kit Nelson

I just left a message on Bill Gallacher's voice mail at his Calgary HQ to see if

ESPN's correct in saying he's no longer interested in buying Your Dallas Stars

. No reason to doubt Big Richard Durrett and ESPN's Pierre LeBrun, or other reports outta Canada. Just curious, that's all. Because

some Stars fans were giddy about the prospect of Gallacher taking the team

-- he is, after all, owner of the Portland Winter Hawks and a noted fan of stick and puck. Durrett says Canuck Tom Gaglardi's the last man standing, but who knows. Because maybe John Shannon of Sportsnet

knows something we don't

: "There is expectation that local groups will re-emerge to buys Stars, including a possibility that Tom Hicks will form group to buy team back."

Whuck

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Speaking of Hicks keeping control of his sports teams: As we've noted here once or twice in recent days, Hicks has been trying to keep the Royal Bank of Scotland from taking Liverpool FC by October 6, should he and George Gillett fail to come up with the £237 million needed to repay their debts. To which the Liverpool board says: No, no, no, no, no, no, never, never, never, no. When asked if the anvil-headed Texas billionaire and Gillett would be able to refinance the debt, going so far as to use the team and its assets as collateral, Reds managing director Christian Purslow put it thusly: "That would require board approval, and the other members of the board have made it clear that's not what we want to see happen."

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