Philadelphia Eagles owner Leonard Tose has completed a deal with Miami businessman Norman Braman to turn over 100 percent of the financially troubled NFL franchise for $65 million, it was reported last night.
A source told United Press International that attorneys for both sides worked out the final contract yesterday evening in Miami. A formal announcement was expected either Friday or Saturday before Tose flies to Phoenix for the NFL owners meeting . . .
Thirteen U.S. Football League teams have made a $250,000 payment each into a league fund that is maintaining the Los Angeles Express.
Jacksonville Bulls owner Fred Bullard said the money should be paid back by the Express if the franchise is purchased.
The league assumed ownership of the Express after the team reported a $15 million loss last season . . .
The Denver Gold's general manager, Rick Nathan, concerned over drunken fans taking to their cars after a game, has won a campaign to have beer sales halted at the end of the third quarter Sunday, when the Gold will play its home opener against the Portland Breakers . . .
Nine members of the Super-Bowl champion San Francisco 49ers will play basketball against a Redskins' team that includes Art Monk, Charlie Brown, Calvin Muhammad and Monte Coleman Saturday night after the Bullets' 7 o'clock game against Seattle.