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Rafael Nadal Leads Criticism Of RFET As 44 Sign Statement Critical Of Federation

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 30 / 15

Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer along with "other high-profile figures in Spanish tennis" have signed an open letter criticizing the Spanish Tennis Federation (RFET) over the "poor running of the sport in the latest development of an ongoing feud ," according to Tim Hanlon of REUTERS. A total of 44 p...

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RUPA Calls For World Cup Bonuses

The Rugby Union Players Association in Australia has “called on World Rugby to pay a bonus to the winning team at the World Cup in England next year,” according to Bret Harris of THE AUSTRALIAN. RUPA has “just started negotiations” with the Australian Rugby Union for a World ...

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Cockerill Warns Of Supporter Segregation

Premiership rugby side Leicester Dir of Rugby Richard Cockerill has “warned that rugby might have to segregate supporters if there are any repeats of an incident last Sunday in which Top 14 rugby side Toulon fullback Delon Armitage was allegedly caught up in a heated verbal exchange” wit ...

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NBA To Partner With Brazil's LNB

The NBA and Brazil’s Liga Nacional de Basquete (LNB) announced a multi-year partnership in an effort to continue to grow the game of basketball in Brazil. The collaboration between the NBA and the LNB is one of the first of its kind among sports leagues. With a long-term goal of increasing bas ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, South America

Austrian League Sees Attendance Boost

Austria's top flight football league "was able to increase its attendance by 5.5% in comparison to the same period last season," according to KURIER. Rapid Vienna "leads the league in attendance midway through the season, while Grödig is at the bottom." The Bundesliga side with the biggest incr ...

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Euroleague Punishes Red Star, Galatasaray

A Euroleague Basketball disciplinary judge has punished Red Star Belgrade and Galatasaray over crowd trouble associated with their Euroleague Round 6 Group D encounter in Istanbul, when Marko Ivkovic, a 25-year-old supporter of the Serbian club, was killed before the game. Red Star Belgrade was hand ...

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BCCI To Postpone Elections Until January

Still “grappling" with the Indian Premier League scam case, the Indian Supreme Court deferred on Wednesday the Board of Control for Cricket in India president's election until the end of January “even as the cricket board opposed constitution of an external high-powered committee to prop ...

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ASADA Lawyer Seeking Subpoenas

The lawyer acting for the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority said that "issuing subpoenas to compel two key witnesses to attend the Australian Football League anti-doping tribunal is also in the interests" of the 34 AFL side Essendon players involved, according to Daniel Cherny of THE AGE. Dan ...

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F1 Teams Seek Replacement For Chair

F1 teams "will this week be consulted on who will become the new chairman of their sport, as the current incumbent is stepping down to battle a long-running illness," according to Christian Sylt for the London INDEPENDENT. In the long term the new chairman will lead the committee which decides who r ...

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VBL Revokes License Of VC Dresden

Germany's Volleyball Bundesliga (VBL) "has revoked the license of top flight club VC Dresden with immediate effect," according to the SID. In addition, the league has fined the team, which surprisingly filed for bankruptcy on Thursday, for €35,000 ($43,000). VBL Managing Dir Klaus-Peter Jung sa ...

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Documentary: British Athlete Involved In Cover-Up

German TV claimed that a high-profile British athlete "is said to be among more than 150 competitors involved in another doping cover-up," according to Rick Broadbent of the LONDON TIMES. The Cologne-based anti-doping investigative team said that the Int'l Association of Athletics Federations "fai ...

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