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In Grip Of Youth Movement, FIA Looks To Makes F1 Cars Harder To Drive

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 30 / 14

The FIA is "examining ways of making F1 cars harder to drive," according to Kevin Eason of the LONDON TIMES. As 17-year-old Max Verstappen prepares to make his F1 debut in Friday's free practice ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix, the racing organization is afraid his appearance "will underline fearsw...

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Bangkok's Futsal Arena Gets Red Light

The Futsal World Cup in Thailand "descended into chaos" on Tuesday as FIFA said that the tournament's showpiece arena, due to host the final as well as other games, would not be ready in time, according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. The announcement came with the tournament's group stage already und ...

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Korea Baseball Adds 10th Team

Telecom giant KT has officially announced its plan to establish a 10th professional baseball club under the Korea Baseball Organization, according to Kang Seung-woo of the KOREA TIMES. The company signed a memorandum of understanding with Gyeonggi Province and Suwon City "for mutual support in creat ...

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BCCI Denies Plea For Pataudi Recognition

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Tags: People and Pop Culture, India

Mission Hills Boss Backs Duel In China

Despite "outlandish scenes" at the "Duel at Jinsha Lake" between Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy last week in China, Mission Hills Golf Club Chair & CEO Ken Chu said such events were "fine" as they helped raise the profile of golf in China, according to the AFP. Chu also "played down the need for m ...

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Busan Will Host Asia Series Baseball

Sajik Stadium in Busan, South Korea will serve as the venue for the Asia Series baseball tournament from Thursday to Sunday, according to Yoo Jee-ho of YONHAP. This year, six clubs from South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, China and Australia will compete for 500M won ($458,000) in championship prize money. ...

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Chinese Football Club Bought Out

Dalian Aerbin Group Chair Zhao Mingyang has bought Chinese Super League club Dalian Shide, according to the CHINA DAILY. At a meeting with players on Friday, the day before the club's last match, Zhao said: "Aerbin has already bought the Dalian Shide football club with 320M yuan ($51M)." Aerbin will ...

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HK Open In Dire Need Of Sponsors

European Tour CEO George O'Grady warned that the Hong Kong Open "faces an uncertain future unless sponsors come to the party," as local institution HSBC said that "it was not interested in backing the tournament," according to James Porteous of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. O'Grady said that the Eur ...

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I-League Fails To Reach Potential

India's I-League, on paper, "is the equivalent of the EPL or Spain's La Liga," but in reality, "it suffers from a fraction of the frenzy associated with these tournaments," according to Binoy Prabhakar of the ECONOMIC TIMES. The I-League is India's "biggest football contest," featuring 14 of the cou ...

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Sumo Struggling To Recruit Young People

A dearth of new recruits "is thinning the ranks of sumo wrestlers, threatening the future of the celebrated but scandal-plagued ancient Japanese sport," according to Mure Dickie of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The Japan Sumo Association said that "only 56 hefty young trainees" have applied to join sumo stab ...

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BCCI, ECB Chiefs Rescue Test Match

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