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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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07/08/98
MEDIA NOTES

NAMES: Former Knicks F and U.S. Senator Bill Bradley will be the guest editor for Petersen Publishing''s Sport Magazine''s first annual "Sports Heroes" issue (N.Y. POST, 7/8)....Willow Bay has joined

Tags: Cablevision, Dallas Stars, ESPN, IBM, MLB, NBA, New York Knicks, Southwest Sports Group, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

07/08/98
NEW LINE OF WORK FOR POLLACK, WHO GOES FROM DAILY TO WEEKLY

New Line Television has signed Jeffrey Pollack, Founder & former Publisher of THE DAILY, to a development deal. The first New Line/Pollack project is a weekly sports magazine program that will focus o

Tags: Media

07/08/98
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

CT-based Phoenix Home Life Mutual announced that it "will not serve as the title sponsor" of the Silver Bullets women''s baseball team. The CT Women''s Sports Council has been trying to entice the tea

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Fila USA, New York Yankees, Reebok, YankeeNets

07/08/98
PURPLE PRIDE: RED DEBUTS IN MN, WANTS TEAM "TO BE PROUD OF"

New Vikings Owner Red McCombs met the MN press for the first time during a news conference yesterday, and while it "lacked the electricity and excitement generated" by Tom Clancy''s "tour de force in

Tags: Franchises, Minnesota Vikings

07/08/98
NEW SPORTS MARKETPLACE HAS SPONSORS SEARCHING FOR MORE VALUE

The state of sports sponsorships is examined by Terry Lefton of BRANDWEEK, who writes that the "good news is that sports marketing is now as rote a part of the marketing mix as couponing or direct mai

Tags: Anheuser Busch, MLB, NASCAR, NFL, PGA Tour, Sprint

07/08/98
WILL LABOR DISPUTE PRODUCE ANYTHING OTHER THAN FREE TIME?

Writing under the sub-head, "The NBA''s Labor Squabbles Could Well Squander Fans'' Interest In The Game," SI''s Richard Hoffer asks, "Do either players or owners think public opinion is massing over a

Tags: American Express, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, Sports Illustrated, Time Warner

07/08/98
DETROIT WILL HEAR LIONS ROAR FAR INTO FUTURE AFTER NEW DEAL

Agreements released yesterday show that the Lions "plan on staying in the city of Detroit for at least 35 years," as the team "is agreeing to one of the longest leases in all of sports," according to

Tags: Detroit Lions, Facilities, NFL

07/08/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

DENNIS RODMAN, "shirtless, shoeless and guzzling wine from a bottle, bounded onstage during" a PEARL JAM concert Sunday night in Dallas. Rodman became "hellbent" on performing the entire show with the

Tags: Cablevision, NASCAR, New York Knicks, New York Mets, Seattle Seahawks, People and Pop Culture, Vulcan Ventures

07/08/98
INTERLEAGUE ATTENDANCE UP 16% FROM REGULAR SEASON GAMES

MLB averaged 31,447 fans per game during the 17 days and 224 games of interleague play -- 16% above the intraleague average of 27,152. Among the attendance highlights were the Yankees and Braves, who

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Milwaukee Brewers, MLB, New York Mets, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, Time Warner, YankeeNets

07/08/98
LOCKOUT LOOK-OUT: KNICKS RAISE RATES; SUNS SET DEADLINE

Despite a lockout which threatens the start of the NBA season, the Knicks have raised ticket prices for their 43 home games at MSG "and want full payment upfront," according to Frank Litsky of the N.Y

Tags: Cablevision, Franchises, Madison Square Garden, NBA, New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns

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