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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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DFL Set To Launch Tender Process

DFL Sports Enterprises, the marketing arm of the German Football League (DFL), "is set to launch a tendering process for license rights to stickers, trading cards and 'interactive entertainment products' of the Bundesliga and 2nd Bundesliga," according to the SID. The rights for stickers and trading ...

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04/11/14
CTBA Announces New 'Popcorn League'

The Chinese Taipei Baseball Association "announced the creation of a new semi-professional summer baseball league named the Popcorn League," according to Paul Huang of the TAIPEI TIMES. Top amateur teams Taiwan Cooperative Bank, Topco Scientific, Veetime, National Sports Training Center and Chii Lih ...

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04/11/14
Mercedes F1 Opposed To Rule Changes

Mercedes has "described as absurd the possibility of changes being made" to the latest F1 regulations, according to the PA. Despite the "criticism of the 1.6-litre V6 turbo-charged power unit" following the opening two grands prix, the "race in Bahrain halted negative comments in their tracks." In t ...

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04/11/14
NRL Considering Concussion 'Spotters'

The National Rugby League is looking to "tackle the concussion dilemma by following the lead" of the NFL and "installing 'spotters' in stadium boxes to closely monitor players who may be affected by head knocks," according to Chris Barrett of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The NRL is examining "world's ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

04/11/14
Judgment On Stephen Dank Stalled

Sports scientist Stephen Dank's "judgment day with anti-doping authorities has been stalled after a seven-member expert panel that had been preparing to make the critical next call on the central figure in Australian sport's most scandalous drugs case did not sit as planned," according to Lane & ...

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04/11/14
League Notes

The Int'l Cricket Council on Thursday introduced the "ICC Test Challenge," which will take place "every four years" between the lowest-ranked Test team and the winner of the ICC Intercontinental Cup. The decision will "effectively mean that one among Bangladesh and Zimbabwe" -- the two lowest-ranked ...

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04/10/14
Doping Code Of Silence Remains In NZ

New Zealand's anti-doping agency said that there "needs to be a greater focus on the sports scientists advising our top athletes to prevent doping while a code of silence among athletes remains," according to Michael Fox of FAIRFAX NZ NEWS. Drug Free Sport NZ CEO Graeme Steel told MPs Wednesday morn ...

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04/10/14
Southern Stars Want Pro Treatment

Senior members of Australia's "triumphant women's World T20 team" believe that it is "only a matter of time before they are embraced as fulltime professionals," according to the AAP. Cricket Australia last year updated its women's "contracting system, increasing player retainers and payments." All t ...

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04/10/14
Tour De France Could Use Bike Cameras

Tour de France cyclists " could have cameras attached to bikes to enhance the experience of television audiences in an effort to attract more fans," according to the BBC. Int'l Cycling Union President Brian Cookson believes that the sport "must innovate to promote itself." Cookson: "We need to embr ...

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04/10/14
League Notes

The Pakistan Cricket Board "has issued a show cause notice to flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi for speaking to the media after returning from Dhaka recently after taking part in the World T20 tournament" ( PTI, 4/9 ). ... The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Wednesday "moved an applica ...

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