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R&A, USGA Introduce Law Limiting Use Of Video Evidence

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 26 / 17

The use of video evidence in golf is "to be limited in the wake of incidents like the one that cost Lexi Thompson victory in a women's major earlier this month," with the "naked eye" being the "determining factor when it comes to rules" rather than TV technology, according to Martin Dempster of the ...

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One In 100 Athletes Doping According to WADA

Statistics from the World Anti-Doping Agency said that "more drug tests were carried out in football than in any other sport last year" and they also suggested that "at least one in every hundred athletes is doping," according to Josh Burrows of the LONDON TIMES. Of the 283,304 urine and blood sampl ...

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NFL Can Look Outside U.K.

NFL owners this morning voted to continue playing regular-season games overseas through '25, though the games are no longer limited to the U.K. Under the two previous five-year resolutions, games were limited to the U.K., and including the two remaining games this month in London, the NFL will ...

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LFP Boss Talks Games Outside Spain

Spanish Football League (LFP) President Javier Tebas said at the Leaders Sport Business Summit in London that La Liga or Copa del Rey matches could be held outside Spain in the medium term, according to AS. Tebas: "In the short term it will not be possible. We still cannot say where these games will ...

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Cricketers Report Suspicious Approaches

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England Rugby Probe On The Rocks

English rugby's search for "meaningful answers following the team's World Cup group-stage exit may never get off the ground" as reports emerge that players are "reluctant to cooperate against an increasingly febrile backdrop of recriminations," according to Simon Jennings of REUTERS. Anger and ...

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League Notes

England's women's cricket squad "hope to appoint a man with int'l experience as their new head coach." Paul Shaw is "stepping down as head of performance after the summer's Ashes loss to Australia." England & Wales Cricket Board Head of Women's Cricket Clare Connor said, "The qualities and exper ...

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IAAF Wants IPL-Style Athletics League

Int'l Associations of Athletics Federations President Sebastian Coe has "given his backing" to the idea of an Indian Premier League-style athletics league in which star names like Usain Bolt and David Rudisha would compete representing some of the world's major cities, according to Joe Bernstein of ...

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NRL Urged To Promote In U.S.

Rugby League Players' Association General President Clint Newton has called for the National Rugby League to "take the lead in promoting rugby league" in the U.S. to ensure the game "properly takes advantage of the interest generated by Jarryd Hayne's NFL conversion," according to Adrian Prosze ...

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Srinivasan Banned From BCCI Meetings

The Board of Control for Cricket in India under new President Shashank Manohar on Monday “hardened its stand on N. Srinivasan,” informing the Indian Supreme Court that it has “debarred the ex-president from attending any meeting of the cricket board because of his conflict of inter ...

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New WTA CEO Simon Mulls Overhaul

The WTA yesterday named Steve Simon CEO, a job that "immediately intrigued him because of the opportunity to have an even greater influence on the sport," according to Andrew John of the Palm Springs DESERT SUN. Simon: "There aren’t a lot of these opportunities out there where y ...

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