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Published November 18, 2013
RECORD-SETTING RUN: Red Bull F1 driver SEBASTIAN VETTEL won his record-setting eighth straight Grand Prix on Sunday at the U.S. Grand Prix in Austin. ... National Rugby League CEO DAVE SMITH "will meet with some of European sport's leading administrators," including Premier League CEO RICHARD SCUDAMORE, during a trip to Britain for the final matches of the World Cup. That includes senior execs from ManU, Arsenal Marketing Dir ANGUS KINNEAR, Rugby Football Union CEO IAN RITCHIE, Sports Minister HELEN GRANT and London's Commissioner for Sport KATE HOEY (SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 11/16).
A FINAL FAREWELL: Cricketer SACHIN TENDULKAR on Sunday said that "his association with cricket wouldn't end with his retirement from international arena, but it was too early to determine what exactly it would be." Tendulkar: "Cricket has been my life, it is oxygen to me. In 40 years, at least 30 years I have played proper cricket -- 75 percent of my life has been cricket. So, there will be some association with the game, maybe not in the immediate future. Still, it is only 24 hours since my retirement" (IANS, 11/17). Tendulkar "will become the first sportsperson to receive the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour." PM MANMOHAN SINGH's office said in a statement, “Sachin Tendulkar is undoubtedly an outstanding cricketer -- a living legend who has inspired millions across the globe. He has been a true ambassador of India in the world of sports" (GULF TIMES, 11/16).