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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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03/29/13
Aussie Doping Scandal Creates 'Minefield'

Australia's recent "drugs in sport" controversy has "created a legal minefield of conflicting interests for football players and their clubs," according to Reynolds & Starkey of THE AGE. Players who have taken prohibited substances under the direction of clubs will first fac ...

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03/28/13
ASADA And Essendon Deal Aborted

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03/28/13
Removal Of Sri Lankans Causes Stir

The Indian state of Kerala government Wednesday "offered full support" to the Kerala Cricket Association if the need arose to stage matches at Kochi for the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League that begins April 3, according to IANS. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said, "The KCA had approac ...

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03/28/13
League Notes

The Philippines and Brazil have signed Memorandum of Understanding on Sports Cooperation. The Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs said, "The MOU will provide the Philippines and Brazil with a framework for sports cooperation through the exchange of expertise in areas such as institutional coop ...

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03/27/13
IPL Orders Sri Lankans Out Of Chennai

The Indian Premier League General Council on Tuesday "decided that Sri Lankan players will not play in IPL matches to be held in Chennai," according to THE HINDU. Earlier, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa had written to Indian PM Manmohan Singh saying that "the participation of Sri L ...

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03/27/13
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