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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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10/21/96
MEDIA NOTES

The NBA will increase its presence on the World Wide Web and debut a new version of its NBA.com on October 29, with revamped bios updated daily. The NBA will also unveil "completely revamped sites for

Tags: Atlanta Braves, NBA, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, Time Warner

10/21/96
STATS AND MOTOROLA PREPARE APPEAL IN ONLINE NEWS BATTLE

Stats Inc. and Motorola, manufacturers and distributors of the Sports Trax pagers, are "appealing an injunction against the dissemination" of NBA scores issued by Judge Loretta Preska, according to La

Tags: Motorola, NBA, NBC, Media, Time Warner

10/18/96
MEDIA NOTES

Fox Sports'' $50M lawsuit for breach of contract against the Bullets, Caps and Orioles may have been filed to give Fox leverage in persuading Home Team Sports to become one of its Fox Sports Net affil

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, ESPN, News Corp./Fox, Media, Walt Disney

10/18/96
TNT'S "FOOTBALL AMERICA": BETTER THAN NECESSARY ROUGHNESS!

TNT''s "Football America," debuts tonight at 8:00pm ET. In Tampa, Carter Gaddis writes, "It is a moving tribute and strong evidence that football, not basketball and certainly not baseball, is the nat

Tags: NFL, Media, TBS/TNT

10/18/96
FOX GETS ITS WISH: YANKEES-BRAVES SET TO START SATURDAY

Last night''s Game Seven of the Cardinals-Braves on Fox drew a 11.0/17 preliminary overnight rating according to Nielsen Sports Marketing. Fox reports a 11.5/17 preliminary overnight (THE DAILY). Fox

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, ESPN, NBC, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

10/18/96
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY'S BLACKOUT MONITOR

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Tags: NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media

10/18/96
LEWD AS SHE WANTS TO BE: BABE'S BOOK CAUSES CONTROVERSY?

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Tags: ESPN, Media, Walt Disney

10/17/96
NIELSEN RATINGS: FOX NLCS GAME 6 OVERNIGHTS

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Tags: Atlanta Braves, News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, Media, Time Warner

10/17/96
TEAM MEDIA NOTES: PANTHERS AIM FOR BROADER REACH

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Tags: Chicago Bulls, Colorado Avalanche, ESPN, Los Angeles Kings, NBA, NHL, Media, Walt Disney

10/17/96
FRAZIER KING MAKES PRIME PURCHASE

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Tags: Cablevision, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox, Media

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