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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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Jerry Jones Supports NFL-Owned L.A. Stadium

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07/29/14
Vegas MLS Group Needs To Plug $29M Gap

Developers proposing a $201M MLS stadium in Las Vegas "must first plug" a $29M funding gap and "reduce the taxpayers' share of the project's costs," according to city records cited by Joe Schoenmann of the LAS VEGAS SUN. Records show that the city is "proposing picking up" 74% of the stadium's tot ...

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07/29/14
Maryland Basketball Arena Renamed Xfinity Center

The Univ. of Maryland yesterday announced the school’s basketball arena is being renamed Xfinity Center after going by Comcast Center since opening in ‘02. Rebranding the venue is part of the original deal between Comcast and UM that allows company -- upon mutual agreement -- to utilize ...

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07/29/14
College Facility Notes

In K.C., Tod Palmer noted Missouri has "aggressively upgraded its athletics infrastructure" as part of the school's $200M facilities master plan. Memorial Stadium's $45.5M east-side expansion will "add 4,100 upper deck seats and 1,200 premium seats" ahead of the '14 football season. The new construc ...

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07/28/14
Jaguars, Panthers Unveil Stadium Upgrades

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07/28/14
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07/28/14
Nike Paid Howard Slusher $1.5M

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