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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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ASADA Wants Quick Probe Completion

New Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority CEO Ben McDevitt has confirmed that the Australian Football League side Essendon investigation "is just weeks from completion," according to Michael Warner of the HERALD SUN. McDevitt "has given the strongest indication yet that show-cause notices will be ...

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Western Sydney Wanderers Sold

One of "the most protracted ownership handovers in Australian sport has finally been concluded" with A-League club Western Sydney "officially going into private ownership on June 30," according to Sebastian Hassett of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The new ownership consortium is headed by Primo Smallgo ...

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State Of Origin II To Have Record Crowd

Super Rugby side New South Wales "will have a chance to clinch the State of Origin trophy in front of a record home crowd at ANZ Stadium," according to Brad Walter of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. A "massive surge in ticket sales for the June 18 clash" resulted from the Blues' 12-8 win in Wednesday's s ...

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Teeley Asset's Reduction Sale Nets $21M

Teeley Asset's reduction sale "hit the headlines thanks to a massive" A$23M ($21.3M) turnover during the Australian thoroughbred sales at the Gold Coast on Wednesday, according to John Holloway of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The Magic Millions group "entrusted to handle the Teeley Asset sale and the ...

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Eels Investigate Alleged Vote Rigging

The National Rugby League Parramatta Eels "are investigating the systematic tampering of memberships" in the lead-up to last year’s Parramatta Leagues Club elections and "a break-in and suspected theft of their records," according to Chris Barrett of the CANBERRA TIMES. The off-field probe has ...

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Brisbane Broncos Brace For Impact

National Rugby League side Brisbane Broncos CEO Paul White said that "he has offered the NRL full access to the club as the game’s governing body investigates allegations of salary cap irregularities dating back three years," according to Brent Read of THE AUSTRALIAN. White confirmed the club ...

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Brisbane Broncos Under Cap Breach Alert

The season of National Rugby League side Brisbane Broncos "hit another potentially devastating pothole" after the NRL confirmed that the club "was under investigation over potential breaches of the salary cap," according to Read & Koch of THE AUSTRALIAN. On the same day the club parted ways with ...

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SACA Bosses To Face In Front Of CA

The full ramifications of South Australia’s Big Bash League scandal and future of its high performance unit "will be revealed by Cricket Australia in Melbourne on Wednesday," according to Richard Earle of THE ADVERTISER. The SA Cricket Association "will call in a crack risk management team to ...

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AFL: No Perfect Bye Rounds Split

The Australian Football League said there is ‘‘no perfect answer’’ to the bye system, and that it "will judge the latest three rounds of split matches against round 18, spread over two weeks," according to Jon Pierik of THE AGE. With the need for two byes this season at the ...

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ICC Serves Injunction Against Daily Mail

The Int'l Cricket Council "has served an injunction" against a British newspaper "in a bid to prevent further leaks into its anti-corruption investigation reaching the public," according to the AAP. The ICC "plans to launch an investigation" into how testimony from New Zealand players Brendon McCull ...

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