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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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CANADIANS WORRIED ABOUT FUTURE OF HOCKEY IN THEIR COUNTRY

This morning''s USA TODAY examines the fears Canadian hockey fans have after the sale of the Jets and the move of the Nordiques to Denver. Kevin Allen writes, "In Canada, where hockey is a religion, s

Tags: Canadian Broadcasting Corp., Leagues and Governing Bodies, New York Jets, NHL

10/20/95
HOW WILL THE ANTI-INDY AFFECT SPONSORSHIP DOLLARS?

With 50-90% of any Indy-car sponsorship''s value tied to the Indy 500, sponsors are trying to avoid the growing conflict between CART and the IRL over 500 qualifying. In this morning''s N.Y. TIMES, Jo

Tags: Champ Car World Series, IndyCar, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Walt Disney

10/20/95
LEAGUE NEWS AND NOTES: DEION HEARING CANCELED

Monday''s hearing to discuss the NFL''s dispute with the Deion Sanders'' contract has been canceled after the NFLPA exercised its right to bypass the independent arbitrator. The case will now likely g

Tags: CFL, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

10/19/95
IT'S LOOKING MORE AND MORE LIKE INDY WILL HAVE COMPETITION

CART President/CEO Andrew Craig announced yesterday that ticket applications are being taken for an alternative race to the Indy 500 for Memorial Day Weekend at the Michigan Int''l Speedway. The state

Tags: Champ Car World Series, IndyCar, Leagues and Governing Bodies

10/19/95
DISPUTE WITH YASHIN GIVES RUSSIANS OPPORTUNITY TO ATTACK NHL

Alexei Yashin''s desire to play for the Russian Central Red Army team while holding out from the Senators "has escalated into a showcase opportunity" for the Russians to show how underpaid they are fo

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NHL, Ottawa Senators

10/19/95
INCENTIVES EASILY SHORTEN SANDERS' DEAL TO FIVE YEARS

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Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

10/18/95
IS DEION'S DEAL HEADED TO COURT?

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Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

10/18/95
PUMP DOWN THE JAM? NBA HEARS COMPLAINTS ON OVERBEARING PA'S

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Tags: ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, Walt Disney

10/18/95
MLS DEBUTS LOGOS, NAMES TO A CYNICAL MEDIA

MLS yesterday unveiled the names and logos for the ten-team league, with most in the media still maintaining a wait-and-see attitude. The team names, colors and sponsors follow, with a sampling of med

Tags: ABC, AEG, Colorado Rapids, Columbus Crew, ESPN, FC Dallas, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Los Angeles Galaxy, MLS, New England Revolution, Nike, Puma, Reebok, Walt Disney, Washington Nationals

10/16/95
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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

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