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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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LEAGUE NOTES

NBA: In N.Y., Ian O''Connor writes under the header, "Trouble Brewing In NBA: Face Lockout, No Jordan." He writes that the NBA "is about to suffer a crisis of charisma" and as NBA Exec Dir Billy Hunte

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03/10/98
COURT'S SILENCE SENDS MESSAGE: MCI MUST ACCOMMODATE DISABLED

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WOULD PREDATORS BE JUST FINE MISSING SEASON TICKET DEADLINE?

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03/10/98
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

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03/10/98
THE SUM OF FOUR PARTS: TAGLIABUE TO MEET WITH VIKES OWNERS

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EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

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FACILITY NOTES

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