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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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07/29/14
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Former NFLer Donald Driver will appear on ABC’s “Extreme Weight Loss” at 8:00pm ET. Former NFLer Plaxico Burress will appear on the season finale of ABC’s “Celebrity Wife Swap” at 10:00pm ET.

07/29/14
NCAA Settles Concussion Lawsuit

The NCAA today agreed to "settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit" by creating a $70M fund to "diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports," according to Michael Tarm of the AP. The N ...

Tags: Colleges, NCAA

07/29/14
Michele Roberts Elected NBPA Exec Dir

The NBPA made history late last night when it elected Michele Roberts the first-ever female Exec Dir of a sports union in North America. Roberts, a partner in law firm Skadden Arps' DC office, was elected to the position during a meeting in Las Vegas attended by 117 NBA players. Roberts receiv ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA

07/29/14
Bucks Name McDonough CFO

The Bucks yesterday named MSG Sports VP/Accounting PATRICK MCDONOUGH CFO and HNTB VP/Government Relations BOB COOK VP/Business Affairs, while promoting Exec VP/Business Operations JOHN STEINMILLER to the newly created position of Exec VP/Community Affairs & Social Responsibility ( Bucks ). ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, NBA, Memphis Grizzlies, Milwaukee Bucks

07/29/14
AECOM Formally Acquires Hunt Construction Group

AECOM today formally announced it has acquired Indianapolis-based Hunt Construction Group, significantly adding to the engineering firm's construction services. Hunt Construction group has more than 700 employees in nine U.S. offices and generated revenues of $1.2B in '13 ( AECOM ). Terms of the dea ...

Tags: Facilities

07/29/14
Judge Rules In Favor Of Shelly Sterling

L.A. County Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas has "cleared the way" for the $2B sale of the Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer after ruling yesterday that Shelly Sterling "acted properly when she removed her husband, Donald, from the family trust that owns the team," according to a fr ...

Tags: Franchises, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA

07/29/14
Should ESPN Further Discipline Smith?

The highest levels of ESPN management "were involved" in how Stephen A. Smith's apology for comments about domestic violence "would play out" yesterday, according to sources cited by Richard Deitsch of SI.com. Sources said that it was "decided to tape it rather than do it live -- and that plenty o ...

Tags: Media, ESPN

07/29/14
Rousey To Be Face Of UFC's First Outfitting Deal

UFC Senior VP/Global Marketing Partnerships Mike Mossholder indicated that fighter Ronda Rousey will "likely be the face of the UFC's first official outfitting deal," according to Michael McCarthy of ADWEEK. Mossholder, who would not reveal the outfitter, said the UFC is "actively engaged in convers ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, UFC

07/29/14
The Daily's Hot Reads For Tuesday: Sorry Excuses

The WASHINGTON POST's Sally Jenkins writes of ESPN's Stephen A. Smith : "If a woman really wanted to be provocative, she could boil down his apology to one sentence: 'I didn't mean what I've so often said.' … What his apology demonstrates is that half the time he doesn't understand any mor ...

07/29/14
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