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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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06/11/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Former Big 12 Conference Commissioner STEVE HATCHELL will become Commissioner of the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association, beginning August 1 (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 6/11). ...JOHN MCGUINESS was named the new

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, Dallas Cowboys, Int'l Speedway Corp., People and Pop Culture, Washington Nationals

06/11/98
BRONCOS CAMPAIGN DUBBED AS THE "1998 VERSION OF THE DRIVE"

The election campaign for a new Broncos stadium is "under way," according to Burt Hubbard of the ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS. Citizens for a New Stadium (CFANS) has purchased newspaper ads, sent mailings and

Tags: Denver Broncos, Facilities

06/11/98
DENVER NOT DEFINITE LOCATION FOR REGGIE WHITE'S FILM STUDIO

REGGIE WHITE and execs of the planned REGGIE WHITE STUDIOS (RWS) said yesterday that Denver "is being considered for at least a portion" of the new film and TV production company, according to Steve R

Tags: Colorado Rockies, People and Pop Culture

06/11/98
OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL READY TO OFFER PEACE PIPE TO RAIDERS?

The Oakland City Council "has approved a proposal to settle all differences" with the Raiders "and keep massive public debt from growing any larger," according to Laura Counts of the OAKLAND TRIBUNE.

Tags: Franchises, Oakland Raiders

06/11/98
WNBA CAUTIONS AGAINST SOPHOMORE SLUMP AS SEASON TIPS OFF

The WNBA''s second season gets underway tonight with four games on the schedule. Lifetime TV will televise the Liberty-Rockers game live at 8:00pm ET. In Cleveland, Liz Robbins previews the second sea

Tags: Cablevision, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, McDonalds, NBA, NBC, New York Liberty, Walt Disney, WNBA

06/11/98
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY TURNSTILE TRACKER

TODAY: Final AHL Regular Season Attendance 1998   COMPARISONS TEAM HOME DATES AVG. TOTAL ''97 AVG. % +/- Philadelphia 40 11,809 472,392 9,182 +28.6% Kentucky 40 7,847 313,894 7,608 + 3.1% Hartfor

Tags: AHL, Anaheim Ducks, Anaheim Sports, NHL, The Back of the Book, Walt Disney

06/11/98
THE GAME OUTSIDE THE GAMES: COUNTRIES USE CUP TO BOOST BIZ

Countries are using the World Cup, and their team''s on- the-field success, "to attract the most investment capital," which is the "big game off the field," according to A. Craig Copetas of the WALL S

Tags: Events and Attractions, Washington Nationals

06/11/98
LEAGUE NOTES

NBA: NBC''s Hannah Storm reported during halftime of last night''s NBA Finals Game Four that negotiations on a new CBA "continued with a three-hour meeting [Tuesday] in New York." Storm: "No word as t

Tags: AHL, Anheuser Busch, CBS, Champ Car World Series, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, NBA, NBC, Seattle Storm, Southwest Sports Group, Viacom, Wheaties

06/11/98
MEDIA NOTES

Tuesday night''s Mets-Devil Rays game, which marked P Hideo Nomo''s Mets debut, earned a 3.5 rating on Fox Sports NY. It was the highest-rated Mets game in the history of FSNY or its predecessor, Spor

Tags: CBS, Champ Car World Series, New York Mets, News Corp./Fox, Media, Tampa Bay Rays, Viacom

06/10/98
MIXIN' UP THE OLD BOWL GAME: FORMULA TO DECIDE TITLE MATCHUP

With "little hope" for a national playoff in sight, college football''s Bowl Championship Series (BCS) officials yesterday unveiled a "complicated four-pronged statistical system to determine the 1-2

Tags: Colleges, ESPN, Walt Disney

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