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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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LEAGUE NOTES

New MLS Commissioner Doug Logan was profiled in the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. Logan said the league has to "produce a credible product on the field worthy of being called Division One soccer, and we have t

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02/06/96
IN THE LINE OF FIRE: MR. TAGLIABUE GOES TO WASHINGTON, AGAIN

NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue appears before the House Judiciary Committee today for further testimony on franchise movement, according to Jarrett Bell of USA TODAY. Testifying with Tagliabue will b

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02/05/96
CFL RESHUFFLES: STALLIONS TO MONTREAL; OTTAWA NEXT TO FOLD?

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02/05/96
NHL'S SOLOMON AND NBC'S MILLER FLOATED FOR MLB POST

NHL Senior VP & COO Steve Solomon and NBC Sports Senior VP/Programming Jon Miller "are among execs that have been courted" by MLB to head marketing operations, according to Terry Lefton of BRANDWEEK.

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, NBA, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Nike

02/05/96
STERN WARNS OF MAGIC-PHOBIA WHILE JOHNSON IS NEWS COVER BOY

NBA Commissioner David Stern "fired back" at players critical of Magic Johnson''s return to the NBA. He said the only way to eliminate their fear would be through widespread testing for the virus that

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02/05/96
LEAGUE NOTES

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LEAGUE NOTES

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