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Prosecutors, Defense Attorneys In Talks To End Ecclestone Trial

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Prosecutors and attorneys for  Bernie Ecclestone are "in talks about a possible deal to end" the F1 CEO's bribery trial in Germany. His defense team today called for "proceedings to be closed, citing a lack of evidence that Ecclestone was criminally responsible and asserting that the proc...

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03/03/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

On Sunday morning outside of S.F., LATRELL SPREWELL "lost control of his car and caused another to flip. There were no major injuries, no tickets issued. The accident is under investigation" ("SportsC

Tags: CBS, ESPN, People and Pop Culture, Viacom, Walt Disney

03/03/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

BRANDWEEK''s Terry Lefton reports that SI''s Dir of International Publishing & Olympics MERRILL SQUIRES is leaving to become a partner in Dallas-based The Marketing Arm (BRANDWEEK, 3/2)....The LPGA na

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03/02/98
POLLACK RESIGNS AS PUBLISHER OF THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY

JEFFREY POLLACK, President & Publisher of THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY, has resigned from his position. Pollack: "As reported this weekend, Times Mirror has purchased InterZine Productions, owner of THE

Tags: People and Pop Culture

03/02/98
KWAN CARESSES DEAL THROUGH CLEAN IMAGE, GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP

Michelle Kwan has signed a deal to promote Unilever''s Fresh Deodorant Caress soap, according to USA TODAY''s Bruce Horovitz. Sports marketing analysts estimate the deal is for under $100,000. Kwan''s

03/02/98
WE'LL HAVE FUN, FUN, FUN IF CORESTATES TAKES ARENA NAME AWAY

First Union Corp. shareholders approved the pending $16.6B purchase of CoreStates Financial Corp. First Union said that 97% of the votes cast by its shareholders were in favor of the transaction, whic

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, Facilities

03/02/98
OLYMPIANS RETURN TO LATE NIGHT SHOWS OVER THE WEEKEND

PICABO STREET appeared on the "Tonight Show" with Jay Leno on Friday. Street, on her family: "It''s not like we''re grungy hippies that don''t shower and things like that. There''s a lot of fallacies

Tags: CBS, NBC, People and Pop Culture, TBS/TNT, Viacom

03/02/98
NBA ROOKIE DEALS: IS SYSTEM, OR THE CLASS OF '95, BROKEN?

The NBA''s rookie wage scale was examined by Bryan Burwell on "Inside the NBA." He said the system "that management and even some star players wanted so desperately three years ago ... no longer looks

Tags: Indiana Pacers, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, TBS/TNT

03/02/98
FRANCHISE NOTES

NHL: Although Steve Stavro and the Maple Leafs "have scored" with the deal to buy the Raptors and Air Canada Centre, the franchise''s "biggest win might come if they gain control of Union Station." Th

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03/02/98
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

Buoyed by their new logo and uniforms, the Buccaneers went from 28th to 16th place in sales of NFL licensed merchandise in ''97 (USA TODAY, 3/2)....CA-based No Fear, "famous for outfitting skaters and

Tags: AFL, Nashville Predators, NFL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

03/02/98
GOING GLOBAL: COMPANIES SPENDING AD DOLLARS OVERSEAS

Visa Int''l has become the official payment card, and one of six global sponsors, of next year''s Rugby World Cup in a deal "thought to be worth" $16.7M, according to Patrick Harverson of the FINANCIA

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Coca-Cola, McDonalds, Visa

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