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Liverpool sale hits roadblock in Texas

Updated: October 13, 2010, 9:21 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

LONDON -- A Texas court issued a temporary restraining order to prevent the sale of Liverpool to New England Sports Ventures, minutes before the club's board members were due to announce the sale.

New England Sports Ventures, led by Boston Red Sox owner John Henry, completed a deal to take over Liverpool on Wednesday night, but Liverpool's current American owners, Tom Hicks and George Gillett Jr., are determined to halt the sale and the legal action could derail the deal.

Hicks and ...

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