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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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Haas: Cost Cap Better Late Than Never

The news that F1 agreed to cap the cost of engines and assured all teams will be supplied going forward is something that should have happened a long time ago, according to Gene Haas. The owner of the Haas F1 Team, which will make its debut at the Australian Grand Prix in March, told SBD Global that ...

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Seifert Warns Of High Expectations

German Football League (DFL) CEO Christian Seifert "has warned of high expectations for the Bundesliga's upcoming media rights tender," according KICKER. Seifert: "We shouldn't rock the Bundesliga only to chase after phantom revenue. Solidarity is a trademark of German football and no one wants this ...

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DHB President Calls For Outdoor Games

German Handball Federation (DHB) President Andreas Michelmann "is calling for outdoor games," according to Henning Eberhardt of SPONSORs. Michelmann said that even Bundesliga games "could be played outdoors here and there." He mentioned Stuttgart's Schlosspark, in front of Berlin's central station, ...

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ManU Would Lose 50% Of Martial Transfer Profit

French Ligue 1 side AS Monaco stands to receive a "huge sell-on fee" if ManU offloads Anthony Martial before the close of the '18 summer transfer window, according to James Ducker of the LONDON TIMES. Details leaked this week of the transfer agreement between Monaco and ManU for Martial reveal the " ...

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German FA Backs Infantino

The German FA (DFB) said on Wednesday that "it was backing FIFA presidential candidate Gianni Infantino in his bid to lead global football out of its current crisis," according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. The Swiss general secretary of UEFA "is one of five candidates for the Feb. 26 election." T ...

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Marketplace Roundup

Asics will supply technical running shoes to Team Sky during '16 as official supplier of trainers in a year-long partnership ( Team Sky ). ... German Hockey League (DEL) club EHC Red Bull Munich agreed to a new partnership with regional transport company S-Bahn Munich ( Red Bull Munich ). ...

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Handball Game Draws More Than 4M

German public broadcaster ARD "recorded more than 4 million viewers for its broadcast of Germany's second game at the 2016 Men's EHF European Championships," according to Manuel Nunez Sanchez of QUOTENMETER. The handball matchup between Germany and Sweden, which started at 8:30pm, drew 3.07 million ...

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Blatter Still Cashing FIFA Checks

A FIFA Audit & Compliance Committee spokesperson said that FIFA President Sepp Blatter "may have been banned for eight years from the game but he is still receiving his president's salary" from world football's governing body, according to Simon Evans of REUTERS. Blatter was suspended for 90 day ...

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Investor Promises New Stadium On FB

Jordanian billionaire Hasan Ismaik "took to social media to promise a new arena for 2nd Bundesliga club 1860 Munich," according to Nils Lehnebach. Ismaik, who is an investor in the German football club, posted to his Facebook account on Saturday, "We will build our own stadium, sit in our blue seats ...

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Report: Alternative Engines Off The Table

An alternative engine in F1, which was slated for '17, "will not come," according to Garloff & Bach of AUTO BILD. The series' manufacturers "have reportedly presented a counter proposal." F1's alternative engine plans, which were pushed by series CEO Bernie Ecclestone and Red Bull Racing, "are e ...

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