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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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01/17/13
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01/16/13
ATP Chief To Step Down With Illness

ATP World Tour Exec Chair & President Brad Drewett shockingly announced that he would soon resign because he has been diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease (also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease). Drewett, who has been in his role for more than a year, but with the ATP for 35 years in some for ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

01/16/13
Clark Wants Review Of Cricket NSW

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01/16/13
Blatter Critical Of Foreign Player Policy

FIFA President Sepp Blatter "has criticised Premier League teams for holding back the England team by playing too many foreign players in key positions," according to Paul Kelso of the London TELEGRAPH. Blatter said that while he admired the "absolutely outstanding marketing" of the Premier League a ...

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01/15/13
Review Urges More Drug Testing For CA

An independent review of cycling in Australia recommended that officials "extend drug testing and establish an ethics panel in the wake of the doping scandal surrounding U.S. rider Lance Armstrong," according to the AFP. It calls for "extending drug testing, on a random and targeted basis, to events ...

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01/15/13
ICC Can't Promise Security For Pakistan

A top official of the Int'l Cricket Council believes that it "is not in a position to convince cricketing nations to resume playing in Pakistan," according to the AP. Pakistan has not hosted any major test-playing nation since the '09 attack on the Sri Lanka team bus that killed six police officials ...

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01/15/13
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01/14/13
KT Wins Ownership Of 10th Korean Team

KT, South Korea's No. 2 mobile carrier, was selected as the owner for the country's 10th professional baseball team, and Suwon, Gyeonggi province was chosen as the team's home ground, according to Kwon Sang-soo of the KOREA JOONGANG DAILY. The Korea Baseball Organization will request approval of the ...

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01/14/13
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