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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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FINAL ANALYSIS: RECORD CROWDS GRACE FLUSHING MEADOWS

A crowd of 584,490 attended the two-week event, setting a U.S. Open attendance record (N.Y. POST, 9/13). In Ft. Worth, Simon Gonzalez writes the previous high was 559,544 in ''97, the year Arthur Ashe

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09/10/99
FEELING GRAVITY'S PULL; ATP CZECH TOUR EVENT CANCELED

In Providence, Ellen Liberman reported that more than 200,000 fans are "expected to converge" for the final days of the Gravity Games, which run through Sunday. Liberman noted the heavy volume of fans

Tags: ATP, Events and Attractions

09/09/99
WITHOUT SPONSORS, NO TICKET TO TELLURIDE FOR SNOWBOARD GAMES

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Tags: Events and Attractions, IMG

09/09/99
RACE FANS NATIONWIDE FLOCKED TO WINDOWS FOR SARATOGA MEET

The most "staggering" number to "emerge" from Saratoga Race Course''s 36-day ''99 meet that ended Monday was the "daily wagering average" of "nearly" $15.5M in on- and off- track wagering, according t

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08/30/99
IT'S OPEN SEASON...AND THAT MEANS BIG BUCKS FOR USTA

The U.S. Open begins today in Flushing, NY, and the SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL''s Daniel Kaplan writes in a front- page feature that the USTA will be "raking in the cash -- serious cash," from the two-wee

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Tags: CBS, Events and Attractions, Viacom

08/27/99
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