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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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01/23/13
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Japan's professional football league, the J.League, announced Tuesday that it "intends to develop" a third tier, J.League Division 3, starting in '14. The plan would see about 10 teams from the current Japan Football League and other local leagues participate. They will "carefully review the potenti ...

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01/22/13
Cookson A Candidate For UCI President

British Cycling President Brian Cookson "has emerged as a strong contender to become president of the Int'l Cycling Union (UCI) should the Lance Armstrong doping scandal force the resignation of the current leadership," according to the PA. Senior figures within the IOC and cycling believe Cookson, ...

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01/21/13
Salford City Reds Takeover Imminent

Multi-millionaire racehorse owner Marwan Koukash has confirmed his takeover of the cash-strapped Super League club Salford City Reds "could be completed as early as Monday," according to Neil Barker of the MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS. Once done, former Australian National Rugby League finance chief Ed F ...

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01/21/13
Players Auctioned For IPL Style League

A player auction for a new golf tournament inspired by "cricket's hugely successful Indian Premier League" has seen former U.S. Open winner Michael Campbell attract the highest bid, according to the AFP. Eight franchises hired four players each, with Campbell "winning the highest bid of $61,000 and ...

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01/18/13
Platini Meets With French Lawmakers

UEFA President Michel Platini met with French politicians Tuesday, "as they seek to introduce controls that may curb" Qatari-owned Paris St. Germain's record spending on players, according to Tariq Panja of BLOOMBERG. Platini was invited by parliamentarians at France's National Assembly "to explain how his organization crafted its own rules that seek to punish teams playing in elite competitions if they breach cost-control regulations." Losses at European teams have grown from €700M in '08 to €1.7B in '11.

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01/18/13
Dundee CEO Backs 12-12-18 Proposal

Scottish Premier League Dundee CEO Scot Gardiner warned that it is "now or never to radically overhaul Scottish football," according to Michael Gannon of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. And he claimed the controversial 12-12-18 plan is the "only show in town." Gardiner, who is one of the architects of th ...

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01/18/13
It's Official: KT Is 10th KBO Team Owner

The Korea Baseball Organization "unanimously approved" South Korea's No. 2 mobile carrier KT as the owner of a 10th team on Thursday, according to Jung Min-ho of the KOREA TIMES. The telecom giant and the city of Suwon "overcame a challenge from construction firm Booyoung's partnership" with No ...

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01/18/13
Basketball A Tough Sell In Britain

When the NBA's N.Y. Knicks defeated the Detroit Pistons 102-87 at the O2 Arena in London Thursday night, they did so "in front of a capacity crowd that was certainly not coerced into attending," illustrating that the league "continues to have some traction in Britain," according to Steven Cotton of ...

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01/18/13
PCB Refuses To Allow Players In BPL

The franchises of the Bangladesh Premier League "have been dealt a huge blow after the Pakistan Cricket Board refused to issue No Objection Certificates to the 26 national players who were set to be part of the Twenty20 event starting on Friday," according to the PTI. Bangladesh Cricket Board Media ...

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01/18/13
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The Board of Control For Cricket in India has "approved the organisation of a new inter-university tournament in the T20 format on the lines of the existing Rohinton Baria Trophy." The Toyota University Championship is a joint initiative of news channel NDTV, Union human resource development ministr ...

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