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HOME EVICTION FOR EX-LIGHTNING OWNER BARRIE

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Financially troubled former Lightning owner Len Barrie and his family have been evicted from their multimillion-dollar home in Victoria, British Columbia. HSBC Canada, the bank that had more than $14 million in mortgages on the 12,500-square-foot house, was supposed to take it over Jan. 16, but the Barries continued to live there, Toronto's Globe and Mail reported. So the bank obtained a court order Thursday. "It's disappointing, but you move on," Barrie said. "We finally settled everything with the bank." He still has legal problems related to the collapse of a British Columbia golf resort and real estate development of which he was in charge. The project went into bankruptcy after debts grew to almost $300 million.

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Oregon's Kelly: I'm no flip-flopper

Chip Kelly says he did not agree to become the Bucs' coach before deciding to remain at Oregon this week, no matter what media reports said. "The only decision I ever made was to not accept the job," Kelly told Eugene, Ore., radio station KUJZ-AM on Thursday. "I never changed my mind; I never committed to the job and then flip-flopped."

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AWWWWW OF THE DAY

Niners' Williams finds compassion

Huge 49ers fan Owen Shure was in tears when they lost the NFC title game to the Giants after Kyle Williams fumbled in overtime. Dad Michael, trying to get the Los Angeles 7-year-old to stop crying, said "If you feel this way, how sad do you think Kyle Williams is?" Responded Owen: "Can I write him a letter to make him feel better?" And this is what he wrote, the Huffington Post relays (and don't count off for misspellings):

Dear Mr. Williams:

We just watched the Playoff game. I feel really bad for you but I wanted to tell you that you had a great season. you sould be very proud, so I wanted to say thank you.

I am your #1 FAN!

p.s. your awsome

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