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Nico Rosberg 'Shocks' Motorsports World, Retires From F1 Following Maiden Title

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 05 / 16

Newly crowned F1 champion Nico Rosberg has decided to retire from the sport, leaving his Mercedes team scrambling to find a replacement. Rosberg shocked the motorsports world on Friday when he made the announcement, less than a week after securing his maiden F1 title. The son of '82 world champion K...

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Racing Club Unwilling To Leave Racetrack

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09/26/14
MotoGP Moves From Sport1 To Eurosport

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09/26/14
UEFA Probes Clubs Over FFP

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09/26/14
Pianigiani Breaks Glass Ceiling In Serie A

In a football world dominated by men, "one woman has been quietly working in the lower leagues of Italy for a number of years," according to Elliott Bretland of the London DAILY MAIL. Elena Pianigiani, "has been the vice-president of Italian fourth division side US Poggibonsi since the age of 21." F ...

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09/26/14
Leon Shrugs Off Sexism Row

Spain's new Davis Cup captain GALA LEON shrugged off "sexist debate" about her appointment on Tuesday and said that "her only concern was taking the team back to the top of the sport," according to Tim Hanlon of REUTERS. Leon "was the surprise choice to replace CARLOS MOYA , who stood down after ...

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09/26/14
Legia Warsaw Announces New Ownership

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09/25/14
AC Milan Partners With Postal Firm Nexive

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Alpecin Beomes Sponsor Of Cycling Team

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