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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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01/16/14
AFL Club CEO Fears Equalization Measures

Australian Football League club Collingwood CEO Gary Pert fears that clubs "could resemble 'McDonald's franchises' if harsh equalisation measures are introduced," according to Jon Pierik of THE AGE. Club bosses and the AFL "will reopen discussions once the holiday period is over to negotiate the nex ...

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01/16/14
Judge Dismisses Esprit Lawsuit

A German court "has dismissed the lawsuit of fashion company Esprit against the operator of the Dusseldorf Arena," according to Tobias Dupke of DIE WELT. Judge Rolf Siepe said, "There's nothing to this." He added, "The lawsuit is not only without a base but also inconsistent." The judge's st ...

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01/16/14
League Notes

The Int'l Cricket Council "is considering bringing in a promotion and relegation system for Test cricket, ensuring the likes of Associate nations Afghanistan, the Netherlands and Ireland have the chance to pit themselves against the might of South Africa or India if their form is deserving." The pro ...

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01/15/14
CA On Notice After $539M Bet On BBL

Punters "have splurged" more than A$600M ($539M) on this season's T20 Big Bash in an int'l betting blitz that "has put cricket's anti-corruption police on their toes," according to Ben Dorries of NEWS LIMITED NETWORK. The Brisbane Courier-Mail "has obtained extraordinary figures" which show punters ...

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01/15/14
State Federations Delay Start Of FFA Cup

Football Federation Australia's attempts to launch the FFA Cup "are being hampered by delays from the state federations in confirming their own qualification paths," according to Sebastian Hassett of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The governing body "was hoping to launch the tournament last month but ha ...

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01/15/14
La Liga Europe's Most Stable For Coaches

La Liga has seen the fewest coaching changes of any of the top European leagues this season, according to MARCA. Only three La Liga clubs -- Osasuna, Real Betis and Valencia -- have made coaching changes this season. This "could reflect the confidence that execs have in their coaches, but it is prob ...

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01/15/14
League Notes

Major League Baseball "has requested a status check" on South Korean pitcher Yoon Suk-min, a "formal administrative step before a big league club can sign any professional player from Korea." The Korea Baseball Organization said that it "informed MLB that Yoon is eligible for free agency after being ...

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01/14/14
FIFA To Consider Implementing Sin-Bins

Two "new panels which are being set up to advise on law changes in football" will consider sin-bins, according to THE COURIER. The "sin-bin system is being trialled in the Dutch amateur leagues this season" and both FIFA President Sepp Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini have suggested that "t ...

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01/14/14
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All professional rugby union players and coaches in England "will have compulsory education on concussion before the start of next season." Under the new program, all Premiership, Championship and Regional Academy players and coaches "must complete an online training course" ( BBC, 1/13 ). ... Pak ...

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01/13/14
IRB Suspends Funding For Fiji

The Int'l Rugby Board announced on Saturday that "it had suspended all direct financial support to the Fiji Rugby Union with immediate effect because of concerns over the administration and governance of the Union," according to the AFP. The IRB said in a statement the suspension will hold "until th ...

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