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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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08/26/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

SI announced several staff changes: JACK BAMBERGER and MIKE DUKMEJIAN were named Sales Development Dirs; RICK RESNICK and ALEXANDER LEVY were named Sales Development Managers; LISA DELHAGEN was promot

Tags: News Corp./Fox, San Antonio Spurs, Sports Illustrated, People and Pop Culture

08/26/98
FRANCHISE NOTES

NFL: A potential labor strike by Northwest Airlines pilots Saturday could impact its business with nine NFL teams, but Bill Wernecke, Manager of Northwest''s charter department said, "It''s important

Tags: AFL, Arizona Diamondbacks, Franchises, Minnesota Twins, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Pirates, Sacramento Kings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Rays

08/26/98
RAVENS FANS SAY NEVER MORE TO TEAM'S NEW LOCAL PROMO

Dolores, a character who told fans at Ravens Stadium how to act using an "exaggerated and distinct" dialect of the MD region, has been "cut" by the team, according to Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore S

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Facilities

08/26/98
LAWYERS LOOK AT ALLEGATIONS OF DRUG USE IN REGGIE LEWIS SUIT

Lawyers and investigators "defending the four Boston doctors sued by the widow of Reggie Lewis are focusing on possible drug use by the former Boston Celtic star as a contributing factor in his heart

Tags: Boston Celtics, Franchises

08/26/98
MILLER PONDERING POSSIBLE RENEWAL (OR SPIKE) OF AVP DEAL?

Some AVP tour players "have taken on second jobs during the season," while some "have left the tour altogether," as it faces budget cuts, according to Don Norcross of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. More

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

08/26/98
JUST A FANTASY? NFLPA LOOKING AT $1M IN PROFIT FROM GAMES

The NFLPA "predicted it will earn" $1M a season by 2000 by charging fantasy football operators for using players'' names, according to Scott Newman of BLOOMBERG NEWS. Fantasy football has grown into a

Tags: ESPN, Media, SportsLine.com, Walt Disney

08/26/98
NIKE'S TURN TO SAVE THE WHALES: WON'T USE HARMFUL PLASTIC

Nike said it will "purge its products" of the widely used plastic substance polyvinyl chloride (PVC), which it called "a threat to humans and the environment," according to David Hilzenrath of the WAS

Tags: Nike, Washington Nationals, Wieden Kennedy

08/26/98
BILLS $4M FROM SECURING RENOVATIONS TO ORCHARD PARK

The Bills are two-thirds of the way toward the $11M figure to "ensure the team stays in Orchard Park at least through" the year 2003, according to Gene Warner of the BUFFALO NEWS. Upon reaching the go

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Facilities

08/26/98
LEAGUE NOTES

A first-night record crowd of 6,493 attended Monday''s Pilot Pen Int''l women''s event in New Haven, CT, where the first 2,500 received Beanie Baby "Champ" (WTA). Last year''s event in Atlanta drew 30

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLS

08/26/98
AND THE RACE IS ON: SOSA MURAL-IZED; PEPSI PITCHES NEW PROMO

Clothing chain Bigsby & Kruthers has closed a deal with Cubs RF Sammy Sosa, who will "soon" be featured on the company''s mural next to the Kennedy Expressway in IL, according to Fred Mitchell of the

Tags: Chicago Cubs, PepsiCo

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