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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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Tags: DaimlerChrysler, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NASCAR, Nike, Nissan, PGA Tour, SportsLine.com, USGA

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NOT THE POSTMAN, MARMENT GROUP LINKS W/COSTNER ON CLUBHOUSE

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Tags: Classified Advertisements, NBC, NFL, TBS/TNT

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NAMES IN THE NEWS

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Tags: NBA, NBC, San Diego Padres, People and Pop Culture

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Tags: ABC, CBS, General Motors, NBA, NBC, NCAA, News Corp./Fox, NHL, PGA Tour, Showtime, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney, Wendys

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MEDIA NOTES

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Tags: ATP, Columbus Blue Jackets, LPGA, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Nike, People and Pop Culture

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