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12/23/13
KBO Reconsiders Foreign Player Cap

Korea Baseball Organization Secretary General Yang Hae-young said that general managers in the top domestic baseball league "are considering abolishing the salary cap imposed on foreign players" after a series of offseason transactions raised questions about the rule's effectiveness, according ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

12/23/13
Singapore Sports Hub Creating Buzz

The $1.33B Singapore Sports Hub is creating a buzz in the country, "even among those not too keen on sport," according to THE NEW PAPER. World Sports Group Senior VP of Stadiums & Arenas Adrian Staiti and WSG CEO Andrew Georgiou "reiterated their belief that the Sports Hub will be a game-changer ...

Tags: Facilities, Asia

12/20/13
Tokyo Governor Quits Over Scandal

Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose, the "driving force behind the city’s successful 2020 Olympic bid," said on Thursday that he would "resign over a money scandal," according to Jonathan Soble of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The author-turned-politician, elected a year ago with record voter support, "had been und ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

12/20/13
IPL To Offer Rich Rewards To BBL Stars

This season's Big Bash League tournament "is shaping as a summer-long audition for a potentially lucrative Indian Premier League payday as the franchises circle prospective recruits for next year's multimillion-dollar auction," according to Andrew Wu of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. IPL talent scouts " ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia, India

12/20/13
PCB Chair Sethi Upbeat On India Series

Pakistan Cricket Board Chair Najam Sethi has called on the PM "to get tough on terrorism if top teams are to return to the country for the first time since the 2009 attack on Sri Lanka’s team bus," according to K. R. Nayar of GULF NEWS. Sethi granted Gulf News a "wide-ranging interview," in ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

12/20/13
Modi Assured Of RCA Re-Election

The exit poll is clear -- controversial Former Indian Premier League Commissioner Lalit Modi "is likely to be back as president of the Rajasthan Cricket Association," according to IANS. The ballot boxes, after the 33 district units had cast their votes Thursday, "were sent to the Supreme Court for o ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

12/19/13
Modi Allowed To Contest RCA Elections

Former Indian Premier League Commissioner Lalit Modi on Wednesday "received a shot in the arm after a Supreme Court appointed observer cleared his nomination" to contest for the post of president in the Rajasthan Cricket Association elections on Thursday, according to the PTI. Despite being banned ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

12/19/13
Japan PGA Leaders To Resign

The leadership of Japan's Professional Golfers Association "will resign en masse after two of its executives were found to have played golf and socialised with an underworld boss," according to the AFP. The Jiji Press news agency said that "the PGA's policy board decided Wednesday on the mass resign ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

12/18/13
FA, EPL Launch Afghan Football Deal

British PM David Cameron announced a new partnership between the FA, the Premier League and their Afghan counterparts. The partnership will help the growth and development of Afghan football and the benefits it brings to communities across Afghanistan. It will also include support for women's and yo ...

Tags: International Football, Asia, Europe

12/18/13
FIH To Introduce Hockey5s

The Int'l Hockey Federation (FIH) "has drawn up a strategic plan to revitalise the sport in the coming years and it includes the introduction of Hockey5s," according to Y. B. Sarangi of THE HINDU. After the uncertainty over wrestling’s tenure in the Olympics earlier this year, "the FIH has wok ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, India

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