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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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Ten May Pursue Nines TV Rights

Australia's Channel 10 may pursue the National Rugby League’s Auckland Nines "to build on the success of its summer ratings bonanza, cricket’s T20 Big Bash League," according to Wilson & Massoud of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. The short form of rugby league "made its debut last weeken ...

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AFL Players Call For Single Cap

There "would be only a 'single' cap on football department spending, but no limit on the share that could be spent on player payments" under a radical proposal made by the Australian Football League players, according to Jake Niall of THE AGE. With clubs anticipating that there "will be a cap on foo ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

Pressure For ASADA To Wrap Up Probe

The "pressure is on" for the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority "to wrap up its probe" into the National Rugby League and Australian Football League before CEO Aurora Andruska retires from the post on May 9, according to Adrian Proszenko of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Andruska "has presided over ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

Pendlebury Backs Night AFL Grand Final

Australian Football League side Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury "has backed suggestions for the AFL grand final to be shifted from its traditional afternoon timeslot," according to Jon Pierik of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Pendlebury and Gold Coast Suns skipper Gary Ablett "were in New York ear ...

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Sydney FC, Webjet Sign Two-Year Deal

A-League side Sydney FC and Webjet have agreed to a two-year kit sponsorship deal through the '15-16 season. Webjet has been the principal partner of Sydney FC since the start of the '12-13 season. The Webjet partnership will run until the end of the '15-16 season ( Sydney FC ).

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AFL Allowances For Sydney Teams

The Australian Football League "has given its strongest indication yet that it will cut the contentious cost-of-living allowance" for the Sydney Swans, "yet retain a form of allowance for the struggling new club across town," according to Michael Gleeson of THE AGE. AFL Chair Mike Fitzpatrick "chose ...

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Player Calls On NRL To Reduce Season

National Rugby League Melbourne Storm back-rower Ryan Hoffman "has called for the NRL to reduce the length of the premiership season to accommodate for the demand for exhibition tournaments and matches," according to Michael Chammas of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The NRL "will this week work out a pl ...

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AFL Coach Calls For Sweeping Reforms

Australian Football League Hawthorn Hawks coach Alastair Clarkson "has called for sweeping reforms to the AFL coaching ranks to block any repeat of the Essendon supplements scandal which he said had been allowed to 'ambush' the game," according to Caroline Wilson of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Reveal ...

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NRL Banks Close To $45M Under Smith

The National Rugby League has banked almost A$50M ($45M) in the first year under CEO Dave Smith’s leadership, "riding high on a much-improved television deal and booming sponsorship," according to Josh Massoud of the SUNDAY TELEGRAPH. Club CEOs "were informed of the record result" on Friday - ...

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Auckland Nines Great Success For NRL

National Rugby League side New Zealand Warriors co-Owner Eric Watson "believes the success of the Nines in Auckland could accelerate the growth of privately run clubs in the premiership, but he doesn't believe the NRL should consider two bids from Wellington for a second New Zealand franchise until ...

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