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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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Football Coaches Want Rule Clarification

A survey released on Tuesday said that European football managers' "overwhelmingly favour clarification of the handball rule," and the majority wants to "see video technology introduced to the game," according to Josh Reich of REUTERS. The League Managers Association European Managers and Coaches Su ...

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11/21/12
Former ICC Boss Calls For Review

Former Int'l Cricket Council CEO Haroon Lorgat has recommended action to review "laws that create potential for government interference" in Sri Lanka Cricket, according to the PTI. SLC obtained Lorgat's services as a special adviser in its bid to "revamp the administration with emphasis on financial ...

Tags: Asia, Leagues and Governing Bodies

11/21/12
SPL CEO To Justify 24-Team Proposal

Scottish Premier League CEO Neil Doncaster Monday night "tried to defend the proposal to create a new league system, which contradicts the idea football is a simple game," according to Hugh Keevins of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. The SPL plan "to have two leagues of 12 clubs splitting into three divis ...

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11/21/12
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The Hong Kong Golf Association "will receive its sanction fee" of HK$1.6M ($206,000) for hosting the UBS Hong Kong Open that ended on Sunday. Fears were raised on the eve of the tournament that the HKGA, as well as partners the Asian Tour and the European Tour, "would have to forsake the sanction fe ...

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11/20/12
Qatar 2022 Denies Bribery Allegations

Organizers of the Qatar 2022 World Cup have hit back at bribery allegations published in the U.K. media, calling the reports "malicious and reckless," according to Andy Sambidge of ARABIAN BUSINESS. The Sunday Times has claimed that Qatar officials "considered offering $1M" to the son of FIFA Exec C ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Middle East, United Kingdom

11/20/12
WADA Proposes Doubling Doping Bans

The World Anti-Doping Agency has proposed doubling the penalties from two to four years for "abuse of substances including anabolic steroids and human growth hormone," according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. The new proposal would "double the maximum penalty" for a series of offenses includ ...

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11/19/12
SPL Reconstruction Plan To Spark Battle

The Scottish Premier League is planning "a radical overhaul" of its own status within Scottish football, including a thorough rebranding and a league reconstruction model involving 24 clubs, according to Graham Spiers of the HERALD SCOTLAND. Several SPL clubs will meet with SPL CEO Neil Doncaster Mo ...

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11/19/12
FIA Limits Use Of DRS During '13 Season

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11/19/12
FIFA Asks For Ban On Investors

FIFA said that it will "consider a request to stop investors from buying stakes in the transfer rights of players," according to Alex Duff of BLOOMBERG. Southern European clubs including Porto, Benfica and Atletico Madrid are "selling the stakes as banks shut off credit." The practice, "known as thi ...

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11/16/12
Longmuir Wants Merger Of SPL And SFL

Scottish Football League CEO David Longmuir Wednesday night challenged the Scottish Premier League "to put principles before pounds and back his bold vision for Scottish football's future," according to Euan McLean of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. Longmuir "threw down the gauntlet to the top flight a ...

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