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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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RACING NEWS & NOTES: CIRCLE K IS NASCAR'S NEXT PIT STOP

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Tags: Anheuser Busch, Coca-Cola, Eastman Kodak, NASCAR, R J Reynolds

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Tags: Anheuser Busch, ESPN, Nike, The Back of the Book, Walt Disney

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AUTHORITY ENDORSES ALLEN'S PREFERRED SITE FOR SEAHAWKS NEST

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Tags: Facilities, Seattle Seahawks, Vulcan Ventures

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FACILITY NOTES

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Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Facilities, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, MLB, Montreal Canadiens, NFL, Toronto Raptors, Wilson Sporting Goods

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PROGRAMMING NEWS & NOTES

NBA: TSN, which lost Canadian NHL cable rights to CTV Sports Net, is "favoured to outbid" CTVSN for rights to regional Maple Leafs games. Rights to Raptors games "could be part of the cable package" (

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers, ESPN, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, MLS, NBA, NBC, New England Revolution, NHL, Media, Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Walt Disney

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Tags: ABC, ESPN, NBA, New York Mets, Nike, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney, WNBA

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Tags: Anheuser Busch, Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers, Gale Force Holdings, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

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