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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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AIFF Takes Hit With ISL Delay

By pushing back the "much-hyped" Indian Super League by eight months, IMG-Reliance has bought itself extra time to set its house in order, according to Mihir Vasavda of the INDIAN EXPRESS. But Indian football's commercial rights holders "have severely dented its credibility, not just in t ...

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10/31/13
IPL Unlikely To Shift Overseas

The Indian Premier League, once again an eight-team affair, "is unlikely to be shifted out of the country next year despite the looming threat of the tournament clashing with the country's general elections once again," according to K. Shrinivas Rao of the TIMES OF INDIA. The IPL governing coun ...

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10/31/13
Mexican Politician To Reform Law

Mexican politician Claudia Delgadillo González of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) on Tuesday presented an initiative to reform article 295 of the Federal Work Law, which would "end the practice of the so-called 'Gentleman's Agreement' in Mexican football," according to LA AFICION. ...

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10/31/13
League Notes

MLB will be represented by several of its int'l scouts at Rio's Baseball Escolar social project on Nov. 1-2 "to cast an eye over some of the city’s young baseball hopefuls." Run by Uilson Oliveira, "the program gives youngsters a chance to break away from Rio’s traditional sports and tes ...

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10/30/13
Swiss Launch Probe Into F1 Bribery Scandal

Swiss prosecutors "have begun a criminal investigation into the Formula One bribery scandal, potentially opening another front in the legal battles being fought" by F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone, according to Robinson, Blitz & Shotter of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Prosecutors in Geneva "will examine the ci ...

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10/30/13
Spain Celebrates Athletic Merit Award

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10/30/13
Sahara India Owner Blasts BCCI

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UCI Agrees Major Changes

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After "dragging Nationalist Congress Party supremo Sharad Pawar to court" over his election to the position of president of the Mumbai Cricket Association, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Gopinath Munde on Monday "raised issues about the alleged irregularities in the postponement of the election." Dur ...

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