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Bernie Ecclestone Planning To Launch Masters Racing Series Featuring Former F1 Drivers

04 / 18 / 14

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone "is planning to launch a masters series for former Formula One drivers following the concept which has been made popular by sports such as golf and tennis," according to Christian Sylt for FORBES. It would see "superstar drivers such as Nigel Mansell and Nelson Piquet return...

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06/12/13
Spanish Hoops League Nears Agreement

Spanish Association of Professional Basketball Players (ABP) President José Luis Llorente recognized Tuesday that the league has experienced "some difficult months" during the negotiation with the Spanish Basketball League (ACB) regarding the collective bargaining agreement, according to the ...

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06/11/13
UFC Eyes Mexico For Expansion

After years of UFC “teasing the possibility, Mexico finally could be next” for league expansion, according to Dann Stupp of USA TODAY. UFC to date has “never ventured south of the border despite Mexico's quickly growing circuit of regional fight promotions.” But the “pi ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, North America

06/11/13
Singapore Court Jails Lebanon Referees

A Singapore court "jailed two Lebanese assistant referees for three months on Monday and postponed passing sentence on a Lebanese referee after all three pleaded guilty to accepting sexual bribes" to fix a football match, according to Kevin Lim of REUTERS. Singapore has been the focus of an int'l pr ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

06/11/13
BCCI Initiates Operation Clean-Up

The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Monday came up with a set of proposals to “clean-up“ Indian cricket -- "Operation Clean-up," according to Pragya Tiwari of the DECCAN HERALD.  It included suggestions "ranging from removing sleaze in the Indian Premier League to strict co ...

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06/11/13
League Notes

Tonga's rugby coach Mana Otai is claiming that int'l referees "are picking on his players because they are black." His comments came "after violence riddled and red and yellow card marred Pacific Nations match between Tonga and Canada in Kingston, Ontario." Canada won 36-27 ( FAIRFAX NZ NEWS, 6/10 ...

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06/10/13
Sport Regulation Bill Back In Spotlight

The shelved National Sports Development Bill "seems to be back in the limelight," with the "drama involving the Board of Control for Cricket in India and the Indian Premier League," according to Kavita Chowdhury of the Indian BUSINESS STANDARD. Sports Minister Jitendra Singh, while condemning the "s ...

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06/10/13
SFA Eyes Sectarianism, Racism Laws

Tough new laws on dealing with racism, sectarianism and other forms of unacceptable behavior in football "will be voted on at Tuesday’s annual general meeting of the Scottish Football Association," according to Alan Pattullo of the SCOTSMAN. Last month’s FIFA Congress agreed strict punis ...

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06/10/13
Schubert To Review NRL Salary Cap

The "all-encompassing powers" of salary cap auditor Ian Schubert are expected to form part of the National Rugby League's review of the cap, according to Brent Read of THE AUSTRALIAN. Schubert, who has been vacationing in the U.S., "has returned to a firestorm" after NRL side Pen ...

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06/07/13
Argentine Hoops League To Restructure

After 12 teams voted, Argentine basketball league La Liga Nacional agreed on administrative changes: the league "will close competition for two seasons and over this period will increase its size to 20 teams," according to Julián Mozo of OLE. The teams "are looking to modify the leadership of ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, South America

06/07/13
Royal Owner Admits To IPL Betting

Delhi Police on Thursday said that Indian Premier League team Rajasthan Royals Owner Raj Kundra "has admitted placing bets on his IPL team through a bookie-friend," and that it was probing whether his actress-wife Shilpa Shetty was also into betting, according to Devesh Pandey of  ...

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