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Michelin Says Tires Used In Formula E Could Hit Roads In Three To Five Years

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 01 / 15

Michelin’s involvement in Formula E is accelerating the implementation of new developments in road tires, according to a senior exec at the company. The technological aspect is one of three pillars Michelin looks at when entering a motorsports series, said Chris Baker, motorsports director at...

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F1, FIA Agree To New Concorde Deal

F1 moved closer to a new seven-year commercial agreement, seen as key to any future flotation, on Saturday after rights holders and FIA said that "they had signed a preliminary document setting out the final steps," according to Alan Baldwin of REUTERS. The confidential "Concorde Agreement ...

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NZ Officials Want Marijuana Ban Lifted

Parliament Members and New Zealand's anti-doping organization have made calls to stop "testing Kiwi sports stars for cannabis," according to Neil Reid of FAIRFAX NZ NEWS. About 70% of "positive tests for banned substances handled by Drug Free Sport NZ are for cannabis or synthetic cannabis." Drug ...

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BCCI Boss Srinivasan Cleared For Return

Board of Control for Cricket in India President N. Srinivasan "seems set to return to the helm of affairs after a two-judge probe panel found no evidence" against his team Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League spot-fixing and betting scandal which "rocked the sixth edition of the event," ...

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Badminton Players Suspended After Brawl

Badminton Association of Thailand President Charoen Wattanasin said Friday that "he was trying to save the country's tarnished image after an on-court brawl between former Olympics doubles partners, which he called unprecedented in the past half-century of Thai badminton," according to Jocelyn Geck ...

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BBL Reduces Tickets For Away Fans

The Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) "has reduced the ticket allocation for away fans to 300 tickets per game during the '13-14 season and angered its fans with the decision," according to the SID. So far, home teams "had to put aside 10% of their arena capacity for away fans." The league said that the c ...

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ARU Considering Widespread Cost-Cutting

The Australian Rugby Union is "looking at across-the-board cost-cutting, including player payments, to improve the game's bottom line," according to Bret Harris of THE AUSTRALIAN. With the financial windfall from the recent British and Irish Lions tour "to be swallowed up over the next two years," t ...

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India's Most Wanted Set IPL Betting Rates

The chargesheet being prepared in the Indian Premier League spot-fixing case indicates that India's most wanted criminal, Dawood Ibrahim, set illegal betting rates for IPL matches personally and "also at times manipulated odds on a likely winner through his bookies to rake in large sums of money as ...

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League Notes

The Local Administration Department said that the FA of Thailand's revised charter "may contradict Thai laws." In a reply to the Sports Authority of Thailand's letter seeking the LAD's advice, the department said that "parts of the FAT's revised regulations could be in violation of the Civ ...

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No Further Action Against Godolphin

The British Horseracing Authority "sought to draw a line" under the doping case of Emirati horse trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni on Thursday when it "published its long-awaited report into the on-goings at Godolphin’s Moulton Paddocks stable in Newmarket earlier this spring," according to Marcus Ar ...

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Instant Replay For Spanish Hoops League

Following the Spanish Basketball League's (ACB) General Assembly on Wednesday, the league decided that starting next season, referees will have access to instant replay to review questionable plays, according to EL PAIS. Officials will be able to review plays to "not only see whether a shot was ...

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