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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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"OUTSIDE THE LINES" EXAMINES SHOE COMPANIES' ASIAN POLICY

ESPN examined American shoe companies and their overseas labor practices on last night''s "Outside The Lines: The Great American Sneaker Controversy." The one-hour show, hosted by Bob Ley, included re

Tags: CBS, Converse, ESPN, Nike, PepsiCo, Reebok, Viacom, Walt Disney, Washington Nationals

04/03/98
USA GYMNASTICS SET TO BEGIN SEARCH FOR NEW PRESIDENT

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Tags: People and Pop Culture

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NBA RHETORIC GETS MORE INFLAMMATORY WITH FALK ON SALARY CAP

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, NFL

04/03/98
FLYERS SETTLE SUIT WITH WIP OVER LINDROS "HANGOVER" COMMENT

The Flyers have reached a settlement in their lawsuit against radio station WIP-AM for "alleging" that Flyers C Eric Lindros missed a game last season due to a hangover, according to Les Bowen of the

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, Connecticut Sun, Philadelphia Flyers, RDV Sports, Media

04/03/98
RATINGS FOR LAST WEEKEND'S NETWORK SPORTING EVENTS

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Tags: ABC, Anheuser Busch, Boston Red Sox, CBS, Champ Car World Series, HBO, LPGA, NBA, NBC, NCAA, News Corp./Fox, NHL, PepsiCo, PGA Tour, Media, Tampa Bay Rays, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

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Tags: Eastman Kodak, New York Yankees, YankeeNets

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MEDIA NOTES

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Tags: ABC, LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, Cablevision, Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, Madison Square Garden, NBA, New England Patriots, New York Jets, New York Mets, News Corp./Fox, NFL, NHL, Philadelphia 76ers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Media, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Walt Disney

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CHICAGO EMERGES FROM THE MIX AS POSSIBLE ABL EXPANSION CITY

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, News Corp./Fox, WNBA

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EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

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MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

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