Thrashers moving closer to Winnipeg
ATLANTA -- The owners of the Atlanta Hawks have ended their exclusive talks with a prospective buyer, but there is no indication that change will affect efforts for the same group of owners to sell the NHL's Thrashers.
Michael Gearon Jr. said Monday the owners no longer are granting rights only to John Moores to buy the Hawks. Moores owns about 50 percent of the San Diego Padres.
The development has the potential to impact the ownership group's ongoing talks to sell the Thrashers ...
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