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Michelin Says Tires Used In Formula E Could Hit Roads In Three To Five Years

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 01 / 15

Michelin’s involvement in Formula E is accelerating the implementation of new developments in road tires, according to a senior exec at the company. The technological aspect is one of three pillars Michelin looks at when entering a motorsports series, said Chris Baker, motorsports director at...

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ARB Vows Offenders Won't Get Rails Run

The Australian Racing Board has drawn a ''line in the sand'' by imposing harsher minimum penalties for jockeys betting in races in which they are riding and raceday tubing of horses, according to Patrick Bartley of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The ARB "announced stiffer penalties for several offences, ...

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NRL, Players Close To New CBA Deal

Interim Australian Rugby League Commission CEO Shane Mattiske "is confident the long-awaited collective bargaining agreement with National Rugby League players will be signed off within the next week," according to the AAP. An in-principle agreement "was made with the Rugby League Players Associatio ...

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Marngrook Footy Show Airs Now On SBS

The Australian "Marngrook Footy Show," dumped by the ABC at the end of last year, "has been given a new life on SBS after a groundswell of support" of those angered that the ground-breaking Aussie rules football show was being killed off, according to Michael Gleeson of THE AGE. The show, which bega ...

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A-League Club Could Get Asian Owners

Football Federation Australia insists that "it is delighted by the prospect of another A-League club" moving toward foreign ownership, after the Central Coast Mariners revealed that two Asian clubs "were in talks to inject substantial capital" into the Gosford-based club, according to Tom Smithies o ...

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Warne, Cricket Australia To Discuss Future

Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland has invited Shane Warne "to discuss his grievances after the 43-year-old followed his graceless exit from the Big Bash League with a tirade about the contentious selection and player management systems in which he described team performance staff as 'muppets,'" ...

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AOC President: University Sports Key

Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates believes that "the universities sector is the missing link in Australian sport and one that could take up the slack of federal government funding cutbacks," according to Wayne Smith of THE AUSTRALIAN. While "staying well above the internal debate ra ...

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BBC Draws 5 Million For Aussie Final

A peak audience of more than 5 million viewers watched Andy Murray's "agonising defeat" to Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open tennis final on BBC1 on Sunday morning, according to John Plunkett of the London GUARDIAN. The broadcast averaged 4.1 million viewers for a 38% share of the audience betwe ...

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Adelaide Coach Leaves Club Again

A-League club Adelaide United coach JOHN KOSMINA has parted ways with the club for the second time in his managerial career, "and this time it is unlikely there will be a third coming," according to Michael Lynch of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. In "a surprising twist, the AAP has reported Kosmina ma ...

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Stoner Signs V8 Supercar Contract

Two-time MotoGP champion Casey Stoner "has his sights on conquering Bathurst's Mount Panorama" after he signed a one-year deal to drive a V8 Supercar, according to James Phelps of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. Stoner ended "seven months of speculation" by confirming he will drive a Red Bull-backed Tri ...

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News Ltd. May Sell Brisbane Broncos

News Ltd. "may consider selling its majority stake" in the National Rugby League Brisbane Broncos "in a historic move as the media company continues its strategic exit from rugby league," according to Walter & Lutton of the BRISBANE TIMES. Sources said that "an accounting firm had been engaged t ...

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