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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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The '14-15 Austrian football Bundesliga season "will kick off on July 19 and therefore one day earlier than the current season." The campaign's first half will consist of 19 match weeks and conclude over the weekend of Dec. 13-14. The Bundesliga's second half, which will include 17 match weeks, will ...

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12/10/13
Club Hockey League Sets Start Date

The Champions Hockey League, Europe’s new premium club competition, will start in August and will crown the continent’s club champion in Feb. '15. Apart from the reigning national champions and the regular season winners from each of the six founding leagues, 26 founding clubs representi ...

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12/10/13
F1 To Award Double Points For Final Race

F1 will "award double points for the last race of the season in a controversial attempt to keep championships undecided to the very end after four years of Red Bull domination," according to Alan Baldwin of REUTERS. The novelty, "immediately dismissed by some angry fans as a needless gimmick, was th ...

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12/10/13
Fry: Rules Could Throw F1 Into Turmoil

Ferrari Technical Dir Pat Fry believes the 2014 F1 engine rules "could open 'a can of worms' if a manufacturer manages to find loopholes in them," according to Noble & Elizalde of AUTOSPORT. The whole '14 field "will be powered by three different engines manufacturers" -- Ferrari, Mercedes and R ...

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12/10/13
Sharks Expect Heavy Fine From NRL

The property group behind the A$300M ($273M) residential and retail development at Cronulla said that "it remains committed to the Sharks' survival as speculation continues the club will be heavily fined" by the National Rugby League Wednesday over its '11 supplements program, according to Stuart Ho ...

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12/10/13
ACB To Elect New League President

The Spanish Basketball League (ACB) "needs a change, and no one denies this," according to José Félix Díaz of EL CONFIDENCIAL. The success of Spanish basketball -- "which is proven by the national team's achievements at every level -- clashes with an outdated model" that will be ...

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12/10/13
AFL PA Wants Football Spending Taxed

A "proposed tax on football department spending" as part of a ''three levers'' approach will be one suggestion players discuss to help close the gap between the rich and poor clubs, according to Pierik & Quayle of THE AGE. The Australian Football League PA will hold its "annual two-day directors ...

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12/10/13
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12/09/13
Low-Paid Cricketers Targets For Fixers

One of the world's preeminent match-fixing experts said New Zealand cricketers are the "perfect target" for corruption, according to Andrew Alderson of the NEW ZEALAND HERALD. Ed Hawkins wrote "Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy: A Journey to the Heart of Cricket's Underworld." He "went undercover in several ...

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Austrian Football Bundesliga Loses Fans

Austria's top flight football league, the tipp3 Bundesliga, has revealed "decreasing attendance numbers for the sixth consecutive season," according to the KURIER. The Bundesliga's attendance numbers "have been declining" since the '07-08 season. During the current season, the league attracted an av ...

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