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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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12/05/13
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Athletics South Africa President James Evans said that the annual general meeting held on Saturday where the federation's entire board was dissolved "is unconstitutional and invalid." Neither Evans nor VP Hendrick Ramaala were in attendance "as they were appearing in a Johannesburg High Court t ...

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12/04/13
AFL Giants Keen To Play Games Abroad

Australian Football League side Greater Western Sydney "is keen to explore playing games" in the U.S., India or China, but "not at the expense of any of its home fixtures, including those in Canberra," according to Lee Gaskin of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Giants CEO Dave Matthews said that "while th ...

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12/04/13
AFL, Essendon Punishment Talks Exposed

Secret documents and a bombshell email "have lifted the lid on behind-the-scenes inducements offered to Essendon and James Hird" as the Australian Football League "worked frantically to pressure him to accept drugs scandal penalties," according to Warner & Robinson of the HERALD SUN. Days before ...

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12/04/13
NRL To Trial Experimental Rules For Nines

The National Rugby League "will experiment with golden try as part of several rule changes for the Auckland Nines tournament in February," according to Michael Chammas of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. At the launch of the Nines rules in Auckland on Tuesday morning, the NRL announced that "it would ...

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12/04/13
IBF To Remain Suspended

The Indian Boxing Federation "will continue to remain a non-entity for some time now," according to Y. B. Sarangi of THE HINDU. The Int'l Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) on Monday said that the friction among different groups within the organization "had hampered the process of the suspended ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

12/04/13
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Sri Lanka Cricket Secretary Nishantha Ranatunga said that SLC "would have to double the pay it offers for the post of head coach if it is to attract a high-profile candidate." Talks with higher-profile coaches like Greg Chappell and Tim Nielsen had not been successful, while Australian coach St ...

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12/03/13
IPL Salary Cap Fixed At $10M

The Indian Premier League "has gone desi," according to Vijay Tagore of the MUMBAI MIRROR. Even foreign players "will have to take their fee in India rupees." The Governing Council "has proposed a salary cap" of Rs 60 crore ($10M) for the IPL 7 auction. It "is almost equivalent of the ...

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12/03/13
South Korea To Develop Sports Industry

The South Korean government on Monday laid out a five-year plan to develop the national sports industry, saying that "it will try to capitalize on the country's advanced technologies to turn the industry into a growth engine for the future," according to Yoo Jee-ho of YONHAP. The Ministry of Culture ...

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12/03/13
RLWC Money Used To Grow Grassroots

The Rugby League World Cup, won Sunday by Australia, has made about NZ$6M ($4.9M) for the Rugby League Int'l Federation, according to David Long of FAIRFAX NZ NEWS. It is "the only income stream" for the sport's int'l governing body and Chair Scott Carter said that "they have big plans for it." The ...

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12/03/13
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A-League fans "flocked to stadiums in record numbers" to watch the league's opening round this season. However, just seven weeks later, attendance figures "have more than halved." Bolstered by "massive crowds in Sydney, Melbourne and Gosford," some 100,998 people attended the first round in October. ...

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