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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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Singh Calls For Asian Tour Unity

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04/04/13
BDFL Asks For Coaching Patience

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04/04/13
NADA Tests Vijender, Four Other Boxers

India's National Anti-Doping Agency tested boxer Vijender Singh along with four other boxers on Wednesday, according to the THE HINDU. Following pressure from the Sports Ministry, NADA "was forced to go ahead with the tests." After the Ministry asked NADA to put Vijender through a dope test, NA ...

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04/04/13
AFC Drops Three Refs Over Fixing Fears

The Football Association of Singapore said three Lebanese football officials were dropped from refereeing an Asian Football Confederation Cup match in Singapore and "are helping the country's Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau" with its enquiries, according to Patrick Johnston of REUTERS. The FA ...

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04/04/13
League Notes

UAE investors are this week being invited to bid for two available club slots in India's top-flight domestic football league, "in an All India Football Federation move intended to revive the sport." Vacancies have emerged in the I-league after Oil and Natural Gas Corporation and Air India were barre ...

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04/03/13
CBA Seeks To Reach Its Potential

Despite a "boom in media and sponsorship interest," a growing number of teams in the Chinese Basketball Association are calling for structural changes to the league, according to Sun Xiaochen of CHINA DAILY. The CBA season concluded on Friday, drawing "solid TV ratings and attendance." Big-name impo ...

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04/03/13
RFU Pressured On Heineken Cup Deal

Pressure is mounting on the Rugby Football Union "to play a more proactive role in attempts to broker a new deal to save the Heineken Cup," according to Mark Souster of the LONDON TIMES. It comes amid concerns that "continuing uncertainty over its future is only undermining its value." With the ...

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04/03/13
SFA Survey: Fans Want Big Top League

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NADA Refuses To Test Indian Boxer

India's National Anti-Doping Agency's refusal to test boxer Vijender Singh for heroin has left the Indian Sports Ministry flummoxed, and it "will wait for a written response from NADA before deciding its next move" according to the PTI. The NADA, which is an autonomous body, "is willing to cond ...

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Asian League Targets Top Tennis Players

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