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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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07/28/14
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In L.A., Joe Flint reports a group of Southern California lawmakers wants the FCC to "broker a deal to end the bitter standoff between Time Warner Cable and other pay-TV providers over distribution of SportsNet LA" as 70% of the market has been "unable to see Dodger games on TV." Sources said that T ...

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07/25/14
TWC, SEC Net Reach Carriage Deal

Time Warner Cable, the country's second biggest cable operator, has agreed to carry SEC Network as of its Aug. 14 launch. Bright House Networks also will carry the channel, bringing its distribution footprint up to 60 million homes. The deals leave DirecTV, Charter and Verizon as the only big SEC-a ...

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07/25/14
Pac-12 Networks Launches Int'l YouTube Channel

Pac-12 Networks on Thursday announced that it will distribute its sports programming to international audiences through a new pay YouTube channel scheduled to launch in late August. The outlet will become the first live streaming 24/7 subscription sports channel on YouTube. The new channel at launch ...

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07/25/14
NESN Reportedly To Drop "Dennis & Callahan"

NESN recently informed Boston-based WEEI-FM and parent company Entercom that its simulcast of the "Dennis & Callahan" radio show "will not continue after their contract comes to an end in September," according to sources cited by Chad Finn of the BOSTON GLOBE. Sources added that the decision to ...

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07/25/14
MLBAM Against Creating Digital "Fast Lanes"

MLBAM has submitted a formal opposition to a proposal by the FCC to create digital “fast lanes” that would allow ISPs to offer different speeds to various online services. MLBAM Senior VP & General Counsel Michael Mellis, in a letter dated last week, said the FCC proposal “woul ...

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07/25/14
Former Coaches Joining CFB Telecasts

ESPN formally announced Thursday that former coaches Mack Brown and Butch Davis have joined the net as college football analysts, primarily working on Saturday studio programming. Brown will serve as a studio analyst every Saturday on ABC, appearing on "College Football Countdown" to provide pregame ...

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07/25/14
People & Personalities

The Big Ten Network has hired several former athletes that played for new conference members Maryland and Rutgers to serve as analysts for the outlet. Former UM football players Shawne Merriman and Scott McBrien, along with former men's basketball player Drew Nicholas, are joining the net as an ...

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07/25/14
Final Ratings: British Open, NBA Summer League

ESPN finished with a 2.3 final rating and 3.3 million viewers for the final round of the British Open on Sunday, down from a 3.1 rating and 4.4 million viewers last year. Sunday’s telecast saw Rory McIlroy enter with a six-shot lead en route to a two-shot victory over Rickie Fowler and Sergio ...

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07/24/14
Most Papers Using "Redskins" Despite Resistance

As the Redskins begin training camp today in Richmond, the controversy surrounding the team’s nickname is generating as much buzz as its on-field prospects for the upcoming season. With national debate reaching a head, more media outlets have begun to outline policies on usage of “Redski ...

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07/24/14
Redskins' Controversy Poses Unique Issue

The Redskins' name controversy is a hot topic for all media members. With several news outlets deciding in the last year not to use the nickname and refer to the team solely as "Washington," SI.com's Richard Deitsch conducted a roundtable on the comfort level reporters have with using the Red ...

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