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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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09/12/97
LEAGUE NOTES

While Pete Rose has "taken a preliminary step" in his pursuit for reinstatement to MLB, two high-ranking MLB officials told Murray Chass of the N.Y. TIMES that his effort, if he applies, "will fail" (

Tags: ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, NCAA, NFL, Walt Disney

09/12/97
TIGERS, A'S, EXPOS AND PHILLIES VOTED "FAN-FRIENDLY"

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Tags: Detroit Tigers, Franchises, MLB, Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies

09/12/97
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Tags: ESPN, Franchises, New York Islanders, New York Mets, New York Yankees, NHL, Phoenix Coyotes, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

09/12/97
COURT HEARING ON MLS ANTITRUST LAWSUIT SET FOR FEBRUARY

A federal judge in Boston yesterday scheduled a "key hearing in an antitrust lawsuit filed" by ten MLS players "challenging the two-year-old league''s core structure" for February 9, according to Mark

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLS

09/12/97
ESPN CHILTON SPORTS POLL: COLLEGE FOOTBALL NUMBERS DOWN

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Tags: ESPN, The Back of the Book, Walt Disney

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Facilities

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

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FRANCHISE NOTES

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Tags: Atlanta Braves, Coca-Cola, Colorado Rockies, ESPN, Franchises, Houston Astros, Time Warner, Walt Disney

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Tags: ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

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