Report: Del Biaggio emerges as front-runner to buy Preds

Updated: June 29, 2007, 3:51 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The Predators might not be moving to Hamilton, Ontario, after all.

Owner Craig Leipold has decided to walk away from Canadian billionaire Jim Balsillie's $238 million offer to buy the team and plans to pursue a bid from California businessman William "Boots" Del Biaggio instead, sources familiar with the situation told the National Post of Canada.

Leipold reportedly informed Balsillie of his decision late Monday, less than a week before their deal was to close on June 30. Leipold was ...

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