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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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Pinehurst Gets High Marks For Back-To-Back

Pinehurst No. 2 was the "real winner" after it hosted the U.S. Open and U.S. Women's Open in back-to-back weeks, with yesterday marking the "end of a 14-day stretch that felt like a month," according to Steve Eubanks in a special to the Southern Pines PILOT. Pinehurst "proved to be the perfect test ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, USGA, Golf

Sources: Nats Park Is Winter Classic Front-Runner

The NHL has yet to name a venue for the '15 Winter Classic in DC, but Nationals Park "is the front-runner," according to sources cited by Alex Prewitt of the WASHINGTON POST. Though the announcement delay has "hinged on simply finalizing discussions and signing paperwork, all signs still point" ...

Tags: NHL, Events and Attractions, Washington Capitals

NHL Prepping For Patriotic Winter Classic In DC

The NHL still has not officially announced where in DC the '15 Winter Classic will be played, but league execs already are preparing for what is shaping up to be the most patriotic Winter Classic to date. "Every year, the uniqueness of the Winter Classic has celebrated the city, the people and all t ...

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South Florida Primed To Bid For '19 Super Bowl

With the " modernization of Sun Life Stadium ready to proceed , South Florida's Super Bowl officials are eager to make a strong push" for the '19 game, according to Craig Davis of the South Florida SUN-SENTINEL. NFL owners "will determine in October which cities ... will be invited to bid for t ...

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Women's U.S. Open Merchandise Sales Soar

As soon as the men's U.S. Open ended Sunday, the USGA "began tweaking its setup at Pinehurst Resort for this week’s U.S. Women’s Open," according to Ted Natt Jr. of the Southern Pines PILOT. The grandstand by the 18th green is "being shrunk from 4,000 seats to 2,000 so it doesn’t a ...

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FIFA World Cup Suffers First Security Breach

Dozens of soccer fans "broke into the Maracanã stadium" yesterday in Rio de Janeiro, marking the "first security breach" of the '14 FIFA World Cup, according to Jonathan Clegg of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. The group of mostly Chile fans "rushed through a small security gate manned by only a han ...

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FIFA World Cup Logistical Issues Persist

The FIFA World Cup in Brazil is nearly a week old, and despite fears heading into the tournament, the "situation in South America’s largest country is hardly bleak" thus far, according to Sam Borden of the N.Y. TIMES. For those fans who "enjoy eye-popping goals, surprising results and stylish ...

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Keeneland To Host '15 Breeders' Cup

The Breeders' Cup is "returning to Kentucky after what will be a four-year absence," as the '15 event will "be at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington," according to Gregory Hall of the Louisville COURIER-JOURNAL. Sources said that next year's Breeders' Cup would "be at Keeneland, followed by a return ...

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Negativity Around Brazil World Cup Fading

Visions of a FIFA World Cup "punctuated by protests and violence in Brazil are fading as the highest-scoring tournament in a half century wins over fans in the opening four days of matches," according to Schmidt & Biller of BLOOMBERG NEWS. The 41-goal spectacle "took the edge off of public outra ...

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Trump's Ferry Point To Host The Barclays In '17

The Barclays event on the PGA Tour "will have a new home" in '17 at Trump Golf Links Ferry Point in N.Y., according to sources cited by Joe Passov of GOLF.com. Sources said that Donald Trump and the PGA Tour have "an agreement in place that will move the tournament there in 2017, with a return engag ...

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