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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: IMG, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, NCAA, Time Warner

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Tags: NBA, Russell Athletic

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Tags: And 1, Foot Locker/Venator Group

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