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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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08/10/99
EVENT NOTES

WORLD CUP BIDS ARE IN: England, South Africa, Germany, Brazil and Morocco have formally bid to host the 2006 World Cup. FIFA''s Exec Committee will choose the event''s host next July. England''s Footb

Tags: ATP, Events and Attractions, LPGA

08/10/99
PLEASANTVILLE: WILL LPGA GO IN NEW DIRECTION FOR MA STOP?

The return of the LPGA to Pleasant Valley County Club in Sutton, MA, for the areaWeb.com Challenge "turned out to be rocky off the course, but very much a success on the course," according to Paul Ken

Tags: Events and Attractions, LPGA, Time Warner

08/06/99
SOUNDS LIKE ESE SHOULD BE CAREFUL NOT TO ROCK THE VOT-AW

LPGA Commissioner Ty Votaw said that the Tour''s three- year deal with two one-year options with Entertainment Sports Equities, operator of the areaWEB.com Challenge in Sutton, MA, will be reviewed af

Tags: Events and Attractions, LPGA

08/04/99
WORKING WITH WOODS PAYS DIVIDENDS FOR ABC AT SHERWOOD

ABC''s "Showdown at Sherwood" featuring Tiger Woods and David Duval earned a final 6.9/12 Nielsen rating and "demonstrated the sport''s primetime potential by attracting the second-largest total audie

Tags: ABC, CBS, Events and Attractions, NASCAR, New York Mets, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, PGA Tour, Viacom, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

08/03/99
SHOW STOPPER: TANGLE IN SHERWOOD FOREST EARNS SOLID 7.4/12

ABC''s broadcast of the "Showdown at Sherwood" featuring Tiger Woods and David Duval earned a 7.4/12 overnight Nielsen rating. Going into the event, ABC and analysts had estimated the match could earn

Tags: ABC, Anheuser Busch, ESPN, Events and Attractions, IMG, Motorola, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Nielsen, Sports Illustrated, Time Warner, Walt Disney, Wendys

08/03/99
TENNIS EVENTS NOTES

The ATP Tour''s Mercedes Benz Cup in L.A. drew a record crowd of 81,433 for the week, which included a Pete Sampras- Andre Agassi final. The old record of 81,107 was set in ''95 (ATP Tour). In L.A., L

Tags: ATP, DaimlerChrysler, Events and Attractions

08/02/99
IS ABC SETTING RATINGS EXPECTATION LOW WITH A 5.0?

ABC presents the "Motorola Showdown at Sherwood" featuring Tiger Woods against David Duval in a match play, 18-hole competition, tonight live at 8:00pm ET. The $1.5M purse includes $1.1 million to the

Tags: ABC, ESPN, Events and Attractions, IMG, Motorola, Nike, PGA Tour, Walt Disney

08/02/99
NIKETOWN DENVER OPENS TO EAGER ONLOOKERS AND PROTESTERS

About 500 people "waited more than an hour" to visit the new NikeTown in Denver at the store''s grand opening Friday and to "get autographs" from Broncos coach Mike Shanahan and U.S. women''s soccer t

Tags: Denver Broncos, Events and Attractions, Nike, NikeTown

07/30/99
BUOYED BY SPORTS RANK, ATLANTA AIMS FOR MORE TOP EVENTS

In a "push to significantly increase Atlanta''s profile for sporting competitions, local business leaders plan to bid on a multitude of new events in the next decade," according to Maria Saporta of th

Tags: ESPN, Events and Attractions, MLB, NBA, NCAA, PGA Tour, Walt Disney

07/29/99
ESPN TO TEST X GAMES BRAND ELASTICITY BY TAKING GAMES GLOBAL

ESPN plans a global expansion of its X Games franchise with int''l events to be held in the coming year. The first event will take place November 1-7 in Phuket, Thailand and will feature both an X Gam

Tags: ESPN, Events and Attractions, Walt Disney

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