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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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Cox To Carry SEC Network

ESPN and Cox Communications yesterday announced a carriage deal for the SEC Network, which is set to launch Aug. 14. Cox subscribers will have authenticated access to additional live events slated for the SEC Network's digital platform. Cox has sub ...

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ESPN Ombudsman Examines Affinity Websites

ESPN Ombudsman Robert Lipsyte's latest column discussed the various "affinity" sites under the ESPN.com umbrella and wrote the proposed project fronted by Jason Whitlock has the "potential of becoming the media empire’s signal social achievement." The "as-yet-unnamed African-American ...

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ESPN Draws 4.1 Overnight For Germany Rout

Despite Germany scoring five goals in the first 29 minutes on its way to a 7-1 rout of Brazil yesterday, ESPN drew a record overnight Nielsen rating for a FIFA World Cup semifinal match. The net earned a 4.1 overnight from 4:00-6:00pm ET. No men's World Cup semifinal has ever aired on ABC. The ...

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Iowa State-Texas To Air On Cyclones.TV

Iowa State Univ. AD Jamie Pollard's "desire to air additional football games on athletic program specific TV channels led to the Oct. 18 Iowa State at Texas game to air on the Longhorn Network and Cyclones.tv," according to Bobby La Gesse of the AMES TRIBUNE. The contest will "air on the networ ...

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Media Notes

Astros Owner Jim Crane this week said that U.S. Bankruptcy judge Marvin Isgur "isn’t going to give" CSN Houston a "third strike when it comes to reorganization delays." In Houston, David Barron noted Isgur last week "granted attorneys for the Astros-Rockets-Comcast partnership a seco ...

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Syracuse Cuts Ties With IMG

Syracuse Univ. has "terminated its multi-million dollar agreement" with IMG, according to Dave Tobin of the Syracuse POST-STANDARD. IMG's contract with SU "had extended through" the '20-21 season, but the school "sent a letter to sponsors last week, notifying them that SU's contract with IMG was ter ...

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NBC Sports Keen On Howard Returning As Analyst

NBC Sports execs "liked what they heard" from U.S. G Tim Howard during his work as an EPL analyst last season , and following his on-field performance in the FIFA World Cup , the network is "keen to have him return" when the season begins in August, according to Richard Deitsch of SI.com. How ...

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Texas A&M Secures 12th Man Web Domain

Texas A&M Univ. officials yesterday announced the "procurement of the domain" www.12thMan.com, which was "transferred on June 30 as the new home for aggieathletics.com, the university's original site for all things sports-related," according to Jordan Overturf of the Bryan-College Station EAGLE. ...

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ESPN's Latest "Body Issue" Hits The Web

The annual ESPN The Magazine "Body Issue" hits newsstands Friday but debuted online today . The issue includes Michael Phelps, Venus Williams, Rangers 1B Prince Fielder and Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch, among others ( THE DAILY ). The issue was featured on ABC's "Nightline" last night, with the net's ...

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App Review: Wimbledon For iPhone

Much like the event itself, Wimbledon for iPhone is pleasing to the eye, and delivered in the context of an English garden. The app offers schedules, live scores, results, news and video, but a quirky user interface dampens the experience. Develop ...

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