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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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07/15/13
Roc Nation Sports Seen As Image Enhancer

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07/11/13
Roc Nation Sports Pursuing Puig, Cespedes

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07/01/13
Durant: Jay-Z Won't Sway Basketball Contracts

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06/28/13
Seven Excel Clients Taken In NBA First Round

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