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Liberty Media Group Set To Shake Up Formula 1's Boardroom

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 23 / 17

The new owners of Formula 1 will "unveil a boardroom shake-up next week that will include the departures of two of Europe's leading businessmen," according to Mark Kleinman of SKY SPORTS. Liberty Media Group has decided to "part company" with all of the existing independent directors on the board of...

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10/05/16
Sharapova's Ban Reduced To 15 Months

Maria Sharapova has had her two-year doping ban "reduced to 15 months after a successful appeal" to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), according to Sean Gibson of the London TELEGRAPH. The reduction, after Sharapova tested positive for meldonium in January, "was widely expected as the de ...

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10/05/16
BCCI Threatens To Cancel NZ Series

With the Board of Control for Cricket in India "threatening to call off the ongoing series between India and New Zealand," the Justice R.M. Lodha-led committee on Tuesday clarified that it did not "direct banks to freeze the accounts" of the BCCI and it carried on "with its routine expenses," accord ...

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10/05/16
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The Int'l Cricket Council confirmed that a revised constitution for the USA Cricket Association will go to the ICC Board for consideration later this month. Following the suspension of USACA earlier this year, the ICC has been working with the U.S. cricket community to unify the sport under a co ...

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10/04/16
Boxer Death Sparks Inquiry Into Safety

The father of a boxer who was seriously injured in the ring "has called for a new debate on safety following the death of Scots professional Mike Towell," according to David Leask of HERALD SCOTLAND. John Flaherty "has helped his son Daniel back on his feet for the past year after he suffered a deva ...

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10/04/16
India May Miss 2018 Champions Trophy

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10/03/16
Rugby 'Sleepwalking Into Trouble'

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10/03/16
BCCI Rejects Reform Recommendations

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