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Blues owner wants to buy Rams

 ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis Blues principal owner Dave Checketts is heading a group that wants to buy the NFL's Rams and keep the team in St. Louis.

A spokesman for Checketts confirmed Tuesday that Checketts leads a group of St. Louisans and outside investors interested in purchasing the Rams. That news came a day after the Rams announced that the family of former owner Georgia Frontiere has hired the investment banking firm of Goldman Sachs, a move seen as expediting the possibility of a sale.

Frontiere was majority owner of the Rams, with 60% of the team, when she died in January 2008. Her death left her children, Chip Rosenbloom and Lucia Rodriguez, as majority owners. Columbia, Mo., billionaire Stan Kroenke owns the remaining 40%.

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