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Mercedes Boss Toto Wolff Says Formula One's Smaller Teams Can Be Saved

04 / 24 / 14

Mercedes motorsport Exec Dir Toto Wolff believes F1's smaller teams "can be saved if they accept a range of proposals due to be aired at a forthcoming crisis meeting," according to Ian Parkes of the PA. Earlier this year, F1's Strategy Group -- comprising Ferrari, McLaren, Mercedes, Red Bull, Willia...

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10/29/13
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Australian Football League CEO Andrew Demetriou "hailed the three-week trade period as a success despite its length and club anger over compensation selections." Demetriou said that "the fact 35 players changing clubs in a mainly seamless movement of players showed the system was working" ( HERALD ...

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10/28/13
League Notes

Serie A Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis "believes teams could earn up to five times more from the continental competition and is eager to see the best teams clash on a weekly basis." He "has advocated the idea of forming a lucrative European Super League featuring the biggest teams from acros ...

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10/25/13
CA Revenue Will Reach $1B In Next Cycle

Cricket Australia said that revenue rose 63% to A$684M ($660M) in '09-12 and is projected to reach A$1.08B "over the next four-year cycle," according to Dan Baynes of BLOOMBERG. The governing body said at its annual general meeting in Melbourne that it is "on track to achieve its goal of having cash ...

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10/25/13
Former UCI President's Laptop Seized

Private investigators "seized a laptop" belonging to former Int'l Cycling Union (UCI) President Pat McQuaid "within minutes of him losing his job as the head of cycling's world governing body to Britain's Brian Cookson," according to the PA. Staff from the corporate investigations company Kroll "wer ...

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10/25/13
BCCI, Saraha Set To Clash Again

The Board of Control for Cricket in India and Indian conglomerate Sahara "appear to be headed for a fresh round of confrontations," according to Vijay Tagore of the MUMBAI MIRROR. This time "the ramifications could be serious" for both parties. With planning for the seventh edition of the India ...

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10/25/13
Rugby Unions Meet Anglo-French Halfway

The six unions on the European Rugby Cup "have come halfway to meeting the demands of the English and French clubs over the future of European club rugby," according to Paul Rees of the London GUARDIAN. The unions "agreed with proposals from the clubs that the two European club tournaments should bo ...

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10/25/13
Court Seeks Info On Meiyappan

The Supreme Court-appointed committee probing the Indian Premier League spot-fixing scandal has called on people having any information on the allegations of betting against Board of Control for Cricket in India President N. Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan and other accused "to share ...

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10/24/13
Welsh Teams Back Anglo-French Plans

Wales' four rugby regions "are backing Anglo-French plans for a new European competition in a further threat to the future of the Heineken Cup," according to the BBC. Cardiff Blues, Ospreys, Scarlets and Newport Gwent Dragons claim the revamped tournament offers "significant advantages." The Welsh R ...

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10/24/13
WADA To Visit Jamaica Next Week

The World Anti-Doping Agency "will visit Jamaica next week to conduct an audit of the country's anti-doping program after the world body expressed anger at the Caribbean nation's reluctance to schedule a visit until next year," according to Kayon Raynor of REUTERS. Three WADA officials, however, "ar ...

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10/24/13
Players Take Pay Cut In New ARU Deal

Australia's top rugby players have accepted a 23% "cut in their Test match fee" from A$13,100 ($12,600) per game to A$10,000 over the next four years, according to REUTERS. The Australian Rugby Union, whose coffers "were only partially replenished" by this year's British and Irish Lions tour, has "e ...

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