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Bernie Ecclestone Planning To Launch Masters Racing Series Featuring Former F1 Drivers

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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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10/17/13
League Notes

An opinion survey revealed that more than 80% of people "want a new" FA of Thailand president. The poll "was conducted by Bangkok University" from Oct. 10-13 and released Tuesday, two days before Thursday's election of an FAT president ( BANGKOK POST, 10/16 ). ... KPH Dream Cricket Pvt. Ltd, ...

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10/16/13
NBA's Nets Looking To Expand Brand

With the NBA Brooklyn Nets being owned by Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, and playing a regular-season game in London this season, the club "has sporting ambitions to become a prime NBA brand" in these new markets, according to Bill Wilson of the BBC. Nets CEO Brett Yormark said, "It is a pri ...

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10/16/13
NBA, Yao Ming To Open NBA School

NBA China and former NBA player Yao Ming on Tuesday announced a partnership to develop and operate the first NBA Yao School in Beijing. The announcement was made at the MasterCard Center in Beijing attended by NBA Commissioner David Stern, NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver, NBA China CEO David Sho ...

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10/16/13
PCB Interim Committee Appointed

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday "appointed an interim management committee to take control of the Pakistan Cricket Board," according to the PTI. Sharif announced the "necessary amendments in the PCB Constitution to effect the supersession by the interim committee." The interim committee comprise ...

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10/16/13
ASC Boss Urges Business To Back Women

Australian Sports Commission Chair John Wylie said women's sport is a “rising force” that is “under-appreciated” by the corporate world in Australia, according to Rupert Guinness of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. As part of its Australia's Winning Edge '12-22 initiative launched ...

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10/16/13
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China said on Monday it "regretted that two Indian athletes were prevented from attending a competition in China but said it has been flexible in handling the issue" ( XINHUA, 10/14 ). ... The Malaysian Hockey Confederation competitions committee "has called for a meeting" on Oct. 26 among all the ...

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10/15/13
RFU Seeking Heineken Cup Resolution

The future of European club rugby "could become clearer this week," with representatives of the Celtic and Italian unions set to meet the Rugby Football Union in an attempt "to reach a new agreement with the English and French clubs," according to Gavin Mairs of the London TELEGRAPH. One source said ...

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10/15/13
Reliance Foundation, NBA Partner

Reliance Foundation and the NBA announced a multi-year partnership "to launch a comprehensive school-based youth basketball program in India," according to the PTI. The Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program "will promote health, fitness and an active lifestyle through basketball, and teach t ...

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10/14/13
BCCI Boss Says SA Series A Challenge

Board of Control for Cricket in India President N. Srinivasan "is a man of few words," but he "dwelt in detail about the issues facing Indian cricket," according to Vijay Tagore of the MUMBAI MIRROR. Excerpts from the interview: Q: Your powers have been restored, what are your immed ...

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10/14/13
Official Calls BCCI Boss 'Manipulative'

Former Int'l Cricket Council legal department head David Becker has accused Board of Control for Cricket in India President N. Srinivasan of working against the interests of the game and using "manipulative tactics" to dominate the ICC, according to the PTI. Becker, "who is currently the legal ...

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