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In Grip Of Youth Movement, FIA Looks To Makes F1 Cars Harder To Drive

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 30 / 14

The FIA is "examining ways of making F1 cars harder to drive," according to Kevin Eason of the LONDON TIMES. As 17-year-old Max Verstappen prepares to make his F1 debut in Friday's free practice ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix, the racing organization is afraid his appearance "will underline fearsw...

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Match-Fixing Charges For Chennai Owner

As Mumbai police on Saturday filed a "voluminous 11,069-pages-long chargesheet in the T20 league scam," they said that suspended Chennai Super Kings Owner Gurunath Meiyappan's "act of placing bets" on Indian Premier League 6 matches "amounted to fixing because he was privy to inside information like ...

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BCCI Says Payments To CSA Were Legit

The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Saturday "refuted allegations that it violated India’s foreign exchange regulations" during the 2009 Indian Premier League in South Africa, insisting that all the payments were "bona fide and legitimate," according to the PTI. Reacting to a media re ...

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J.League's Split-Season Has Concerns

The J.League's "decision to revert to a two-stage championship risks setting the Japanese game back by years," according to Andrew McKirdy of the JAPAN TIMES. The J.League on Tuesday "announced that it will implement a new split-season format as of 2015, ending 10 years of single-league competition ...

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I-League Begins Despite Financial Woes

The latest edition of the I-League, which kicked off Saturday, "threatens to be as lacklustre as the previous six forays," according to Ayon Sengupta of THE HINDU. Known as the National League for the first 11 years, "Indian football's top division remains largely Kolkata and Goa-centric a ...

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F1 Faces Changes Ahead Of FIA Election

Motorsports governing body FIA's presidential election in December will be "contested by two strong candidates with very different agendas," according to James Allen of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Incumbent President Jean Todt knows that "he faces a strong challenge" from Englishman David Ward, a ...

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Player: NBL Must Move Back To Winter

Australia's National Basketball League "is looking backwards to go forwards," according to David Sygall of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The league's "first real star," Cal Bruton, believes that the demerger of Basketball Australia and the NBL, to be finalized within days, "will let the league be free ...

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League Notes

For the first time in 20 years, the Chinese National Games finals "were free from doping scandals." All the urine and blood samples from the Aug. 31-Sept. 12 sports meet "were tested on Wednesday and no positive results were reported" ( XINHUA, 9/18 ). ... The Pakistan High Commissioner to Nigeria ...

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ASADA Ready With Lifetime Sport Bans

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority "is preparing a slew of infraction notices" against Australian Football League side Essendon players and club officials that "could result in lifetime bans from all sport," according to Jacquelin Magnay of THE AUSTRALIAN. Essendon coach James Hird, People ...

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Brazil Approves Term Limit Bill

Leaders of Brazil's sporting confederations, "many of whom have been in power for decades, will have their time in office restricted under new legislation enacted on Tuesday," according to Andrew Downie of REUTERS. Brazil's Senate "voted to ratify a bill that limits presidents of sporting confederat ...

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Singapore Police Arrest 14 In Probe

Singapore's police have arrested 14 people in an "unprecedented crackdown" on alleged football match-fixing, "seven months after the EU identified the city-state as the base for a sprawling network of well-financed match-fixers that have manipulated hundreds of games in Asia and Europe for yea ...

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