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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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FIFA Extends Match-Fixing Scandal Ban

FIFA "has imposed a worldwide ban on 23 players and one official found guilty of match-fixing" by the Lebanon FA, according to Mike Collett of REUTERS. The global ban "follows sanctions imposed by the Lebanese FA in February against those involved in the scandal." It "handed out various penalties to ...

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04/25/13
Spain Ratifies New Anti-Doping Law

Spain's Commission of Education and Sport has ratified the project for the new Antidoping Law, which is hoped to be presented on May 9 to continue its urgent processing in the Senate, according to J.A. Ezquerro of AS. The objective is to have the law passed by June, before the IOC decides which city ...

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04/25/13
League Notes

The Qatar Stars League will offer supporters "the ability to purchase tickets online with the option of printing tickets at home or receiving their ticket via a smart phone for every game and every club" ( GULF TIMES, 4/23 ). ... The Board of Control for Cricket in India-appointed disciplinary com ...

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04/24/13
LFP President Addresses Match Fixing

New Spanish Football League (LFP) President Javier Tebas said Tuesday that addressing match fixing is his top priority, according to MARCA. Teba said that the country needs to abandon the "anything goes" culture that meant clubs under pressure bought games. Tebas said, "If matches can be fixed, that ...

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04/24/13
NRL CEO Makes Staff Changes To League

National Rugby League CEO Dave Smith "finally emerged from the shadows to unveil the game's most significant management shake-up since Super League" -- headed by Todd Greenberg's appointment as head of football, according to Andrew Webster of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. Former New Zealand Rugby ...

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04/24/13
Godolphin Rocked By Doping Scandal

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s British racing operation "was engulfed in scandal" after prohibited substances were reported in 11 of his horses, according to Alan Lee of the LONDON TIMES. All are trained for horseracing stable Godolphin by Emirati horseracing trainer Mahmood Al Zaroon ...

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04/24/13
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04/23/13
David Stern Discusses India Trip

NBA Commissioner David Stern recently returned from his first trip to India. The twofold mission of the trip: Help grow the sport of basketball in that country and help develop the NBA’s brand there as well. Stern’s public agenda included an April 8 NBA Cares event in Mumbai held in conj ...

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04/23/13
Leading FIFA Adviser Wrage Resigns

One of FIFA's leading advisers "has resigned in protest" over her belief that key proposals to reform the organization have been watered down, according to Richard Conway of the BBC. Alexandra Wrage, an authority on corporate anti-corruption, quit the Independent Governance Committee last week. FIFA ...

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