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Mercedes Boss Toto Wolff Says Formula One's Smaller Teams Can Be Saved

04 / 24 / 14

Mercedes motorsport Exec Dir Toto Wolff believes F1's smaller teams "can be saved if they accept a range of proposals due to be aired at a forthcoming crisis meeting," according to Ian Parkes of the PA. Earlier this year, F1's Strategy Group -- comprising Ferrari, McLaren, Mercedes, Red Bull, Willia...

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India Minister Seeks Draft Law Changes

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05/29/13
Australian Institute Releases Guidelines

Sports scientists with a history of "inappropriate conduct" would be "frozen out and the injection of supplements banned under stringent new Australian Institute of Sport guidelines released" Tuesday, according to Greg Baum of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Scientists would "have to be appropriately qua ...

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05/28/13
Platini Wants Police For European Sports

UEFA President Michel Platini wants to establish a "European sports police force to address betting, corruption, match-fixing, doping and hooliganism," according to the AP. Speaking to the UEFA Congress in London on Friday, Platini said that his previous calls "have been ignored by governments for s ...

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05/28/13
Mercedes To Be Investigated By FIA

Mercedes face an investigation by the FIA after "being accused of taking part in an illegal tyre test," according to the BBC. Red Bull and Ferrari "lodged an official protest at the Monaco Grand Prix after discovering tyre supplier Pirelli used Mercedes to do a three-day test." FIA added that under ...

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05/28/13
Top Prosecutor Joins ASADA Inquiry

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority said that Colorado-based sports lawyer Richard Young, the world's leading anti-doping prosecutor, "had been enlisted to help the doping watchdog on an ongoing basis as it prepares to enter the fifth month of its investigation without a scalp and with no co ...

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05/28/13
Government Will Not Interfere With BCCI

Regarding the Board of Control for Cricket in India in the wake of the T20 spot-fixing, India Law Minister Kapil Sibal said that the government has ruled out interference with it unless it "becomes absolutely necessary," but insists that the cricketing body should have "transparent" and "objective" ...

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05/28/13
Blatter Urges FIFA To Enact Changes

FIFA President Sepp Blatter said that football's governing body "must enact changes to allow the sport to continue the fight against corruption even as some former advisers question the group's reform plans," according to Tariq Panja of BLOOMBERG. The ruling body's 209 members "will vote on proposed ...

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05/28/13
League Notes

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05/24/13
Council To Review ACB's Strike Threat

The Spanish Basketball League (ACB) and Spain's Association of Professional Basketball Players (ABP) will meet Friday at 1pm local time at Spain's Super Sports Council (CSD) to "try to reach an agreement and avoid an indefinite strike ," according to Díaz-Guerra & Llorens of AS. CSD Pres ...

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Asian Tennis League Gets Support

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