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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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FRANCHISE NOTES

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OPRAH, ELDRICK. ELDRICK, OPRAH: TIGER APPEARS ON "OPRAH"

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THE PITCH COUNT: REDS APPEAL TO FANS WITH SEASON SLOGAN

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04/25/97
FL GOVERNOR LEANING AGAINST SECOND TAX BREAK FOR HUIZENGA

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EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

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THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY TURNSTILE TRACKER

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