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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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Allegations of racism at a recent National Rugby League club Manly board meeting "may be heard by an independent tribunal after the NRL initiated a disputes process following an official complaint" by Sea Eagles Dir Darrell Williams ( SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 6/3 ). ... Victorian Racing Integrity Co ...

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05/31/13
DFL Denies Duisburg License For '13-14

Second Bundesliga club MSV Duisburg "will not receive a license for the coming season as it is unable to provide proof of its financial capabilities," according to the SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG. The German Football League (DFL) "announced this unanimous decision on Wednesday." Duisburg "has the optio ...

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05/31/13
ASADA Investigation May Take Years

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority CEO Aurora Andruska said that the ASADA investigation into doping in the National Rugby League and Australian Football League "would take months, if not years, to complete," according to Jeffery & Morton of THE AUSTRALIAN. Andruska "defended the pace of th ...

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05/31/13
Asian Five Nations Rethink Proposed

An overhaul of the Asian Five Nations "will be discussed at a meeting" of the Asian Rugby Football Union next month, according to Paul Radley of THE NATIONAL. UAE rugby officials acknowledged that they "might consider turning down promotion" back to the Asian Five Nations, in the case of winning Div ...

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05/31/13
Dhoni Brushes Off Spot-Fixing Questions

Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni "refused to break" the Board of Control for Cricket in India gag on him in answering questions on the spot-fixing scandal that has hit the Indian Premier League except to say some players are "slightly mentally weak" compared to others, according ...

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05/31/13
Australia To Ease Residence Requirement

Without mentioning cricketer Fawad Ahmed by name, Australia Immigration Minister Brendan O'Connor introduced a bill to federal parliament that paves the way for Ahmed "to become an Australian citizen before the Ashes," according to Chloe Saltau of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Under proposed amendments ...

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05/30/13
FIFA Drops Age Limit, Mandate Proposals

FIFA's exec committee, led by President Sepp Blatter, "has dropped a proposal to impose age limits and restricted terms of office from a reform package due to be discussed at its Congress on Friday," according to Mike Collett of REUTERS. It comes a day after Blatter said that "the proposed age ...

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05/30/13
UAE, Iran In Row Over Pro League Name

A row has broken out between the football authorities of the UAE and Iran "after the announcement that the UAE Pro League will be renamed the Arabian Gulf League from next season," according to Mark Baber of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. Pro League Committee Chair H.E. Mohammed Thani Murshed Al Romaithi an ...

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05/30/13
Pawar Demands Home Ministry Probe

Former Board of Control for Cricket in India President Sharad Pawar on Wednesday "demanded a Home Ministry inquiry into all the 75 matches" of the scandal-hit Indian Premier League, according to the PTI. Pawar said that "not doing so will give an impression that the cricket board is not se ...

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05/30/13
UCI Defends Armstrong Scandal Handling

The Int'l Cycling Union (UCI) President Pat McQuaid said that the UCI "was fault-free in its handling of the Lance Armstrong doping affair that severely tarnished the sport's reputation and triggered harsh criticism of the federation," according to EUROSPORT. Speaking at an int'l sports confere ...

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