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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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Utah State Undecided On "I Believe" Trademark

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07/24/14
Eric Decker Models In New Fashion Campaign

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07/24/14
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07/23/14
Dick's Fires All In-Store PGA Pros

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07/23/14
Manziel Tops NFLPI's List Of Player Sales For Q1

One day after the NFL announced Browns QB Johnny Manziel has the league's top-selling jersey on NFLShop.com, NFL Players Inc. has Manziel atop its player sales list for Q1. The list is based on total sales of all officially licensed products from March 1 through May 31. The achievement is noteworthy ...

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