Featured Story

Nippon Professional Baseball Declines Comment On Proposed Sports Lottery

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 17 / 15

Nippon Professional Baseball Commissioner Katsuhiko Kumazaki "declined comments regarding a recent proposal by lawmakers to make professional baseball the centerpiece of a new lottery," according to KYODO. Kumazaki: "I am aware of media reports but I have received no concrete or formal contact, and ...

Read More

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Japan

More Stories

04/15/15
League Notes

National Rugby League players "would need to be convinced that the benefits of having their contracts publicly listed would outweigh privacy concerns" before "following the lead of their counterparts" in professional sporting competitions in the U.S. Australian Athletes Alliance General Secreta ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

04/14/15
Serie A Considering Games Outside Italy

AC Milan GM Adriano Galliani has confirmed that "the authorities are considering plans for several Serie A games to be played in different cities around the world," according to Ben Gladwell of ESPN. Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis had first revealed the plan, "which would see Italian domesti ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe

04/14/15
Judge Investigating Anti-Doping Agency

A Madrid court has opened an investigation into "possible illegal earnings" made by members of the Spanish Anti-Doping Agency (AEPSAD), according to the EFE. The investigation is "reportedly in its initial phase." The origin of the investigation is a report from October that concluded that AEPSAD ex ...

Tags: Europe, Leagues and Governing Bodies

04/14/15
Hopes For NRL Expansion In '17 Fading

The National Rugby League's expansion plans beyond '17 are "rapidly fading after club chairmen expressed concern at a recent meeting over whether the game could afford more teams," according to Stuart Honeysett of THE AUSTRALIAN. NRL CEO Dave Smith is "keeping an open mind on the issue of expansion ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

04/14/15
SANZAR CEO Says Goodbye To TMOs

SANZAR CEO Greg Peters has acknowledged that talk between Super Rugby referees and television match officials "needs to be 'tightened up' but insists nothing can be done" until after the World Cup in October, according to Wayne Smith of THE AUSTRALIAN. Overlaying the already "deep and near-univ ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

04/14/15
League Notes

The FA is to contact Queens Park Rangers and Chelsea "for their observations after the visiting players were showered by objects thrown from the stands in the wake of Cesc Fàbregas’s late winner in Sunday’s west London derby at Loftus Road ." Branislav Ivanović "was struck on the ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

04/13/15
Ecclestone Proposes Engine Solution

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone "would like to see every car on the grid equipped with a Mercedes engine," according to GMM. Ecclestone is "increasingly frustrated with the current turbo V6 rules, as Mercedes is dominating and many fans and promoters are unhappy with the milder engine note." Asked specific ...

Tags: Europe, Leagues and Governing Bodies

04/13/15
Ezpeleta Announces 2017 MotoGP Lineup

MotoGP rights holder Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta said that "Honda, Yamaha and Ducati have approved of a project that will come into effect starting in 2017 in which Suzuki, Aprilia and KTM will join the grid," according to Mela Chércoles of AS. Ezepleta said of a possible date of an off ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe

04/13/15
AFL Exploring Ways To Help Strugglers

The Australian Football League said that "it is willing to explore ways to fast-track the on-field turnaround of perennial battlers, conceding bottoming out no longer works for some clubs," according to Jon Ralph of the HERALD SUN. AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan "made that significant concession on the we ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

04/10/15
AFLPA Pushes For Drug Testing Of Officials

Coaches, club staff and Australian Football League execs would be "subjected to random testing under a push to expand footy's illicit drugs policy," according to Michael Warner of the HERALD SUN. The AFL Players' Association "raised the prospect of industry-wide drug testing" during talks with ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug