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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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TBT Hoops Tourney Launches Test Run

The inaugural "The Basketball Tournament” takes place June 6-28 featuring 32 teams competing in a single-elimination, winner-takes-all format for a $500,000 prize, which at first “led to rampant skepticism,” according to Tim Casey of SPORTS ON EARTH. There was “no entry fee, ...

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Females Generating Buzz At U.S. Open

Martin Kaymer went wire-to-wire and won the U.S. Open by eight shots yesterday, but the "biggest buzz of the week came early Sunday morning, when the women walked onto the range" to begin preparations for this week's U.S. Women's Open, according to Ed Hardin of the Greensboro NEWS & RECORD. In t ...

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World Cup Sees Spotty Attendance

The '14 FIFA World Cup is "becoming known for its empty seats rather than teeming crowds," according to Tom Peck of the London INDEPENDENT. FIFA and local World Cup organizers on Saturday night were "under growing pressure to explain why almost all the early matches -- bar the opener between Brazil ...

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Brazilians Follow Through On WC Protest Threat

Protests took place Thursday in "at least three cities, including Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, to mark the opening match" of the FIFA World Cup, according to a front-page piece by Maese & Phillips of the WASHINGTON POST. Some protests "resulted in road closures and arrests, and in some are ...

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S.D. "Optimistic" About America's Cup Chances

Port of San Diego Board of Commissioners Chair Don Nelson, who is leading the city's bid to land the '17 America's Cup, said he is “excited and optimistic” about the city’s chances, according to Bill Center in a special to the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. San Diego is reportedly &ldquo ...

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Chambers Bay Preparing For '15 U.S. Open

Twenty-nine members of Chambers Bay’s ’15 U.S. Open advance team are at this year’s tournament in Pinehurst to “watch, listen and ask questions” in preparation of hosting the event next summer, according to Scott Hanson of the SEATTLE TIMES. Pierce County (Wash.) D ...

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Most Brazilians Still Oppose World Cup

Evidence of the FIFA World Cup is "easy to find" across host country Brazil, but "signs of resistance are also difficult to miss, and enthusiasm has been capricious at best," according to Maese & Phillips of the WASHINGTON POST. For months, government and sporting officials have "wondered w ...

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Florida, Georgia Won't Use Jags' Cabana Seats

Univ. of Florida AD Jeremy Foley and Univ. of Georgia AD Greg McGarity are “firmly united on one front" for the schools' annual football game at EverBank Field, as they are "saying thanks, but no thanks, to the use of wading pools and cabanas" that are a part of the stadium's renovations, acco ...

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Team Presidents Talk Improving Fan Experience

Improved connectivity, designing more communal spaces and reducing traditional suite inventory are among the things teams are focusing on for upgrading their facilities, according to five team presidents speaking yesterday at the '14 Sports Facilities & Franchises conference in Pittsburgh.  ...

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Pinehurst No. 2 Course Ready For Big Two Weeks

The U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort No. 2 over the next two weeks "may seem like everything is oversized with meaning and purpose," but the back-to-back men's and women's golf tournaments "are unique and will likely never be repeated," according to Ted Natt Jr. of the Southern Pines PILOT. Galleries " ...

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