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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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FRANCHISE NOTES

In Miami, the Heat will raise season-ticket prices for "most" lower-bowl seats and "some" upper-bowl seats next season. A formal announcement has not been made, but team President of Business Ops Jay

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06/06/97
THE STATE OF SPORTS EXAMINED ON "LARRY KING LIVE"

CNN''s "Larry King Live" featured a discussion on sports celebrities in the news and the media''s coverage of today''s athletes and other sports-related personalities. The panelists were ABC/ESPN''s L

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06/06/97
OH THOSE WONDROUS DAYS OF BARGAINING AND ROSE GARDEN TRIPS

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06/06/97
TRIPLE CROWN THREAT GIVES BIG BOOST TO VISA SPONSORSHIP

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06/06/97
MEDIA NOTES

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OSHMAN'S REPORTS INCREASED INCOME AND SALES IN FIRST QUARTER

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