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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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Postponed Pakistan League's MD Resigns

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02/14/13
Bundesliga Seeking The American Dream

Germany's Bundesliga is setting its sights on the U.S. market as the next phase of its global expansion plan, and has explored talks with Major League Soccer about sending a team to play in its All-Star Game, according to the league's Head of Business & Specialist Media Dirk Meyer-Bosse. He did ...

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02/14/13
Answers Could Come At ACC Summit

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02/14/13
McQuaid Accused Of Mishandling Tests

Int'l Cycling Union (UCI) President Pat McQuaid "has been accused of deceit and being derelict in his handling of the blood test results from Lance Armstrong during his comeback years by leading Australian blood doping scientist Michael Ashenden," according to Rupert Guinness of the SYDNEY MORNING H ...

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02/14/13
KHL Looks To Expand Westward

Kontinental Hockey League President Alexander Medvedev said that the league "is set to expand its presence into Western Europe by accepting new members in the near future," according to the AFP. Medvedev said that the Russian-led league, which already includes teams from the former Soviet Union as w ...

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02/14/13
K League Teams Fined For Bribing

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02/14/13
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02/13/13
ACC Chief Says No Arrests Expected

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02/13/13
HKTA Scores $2M Grant For WTA Event

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02/13/13
BAM Seeking Prize Money For World Meet

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