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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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Mumbai Indians Won't Bid For ISL Club

Indian Premier League winners Mumbai Indians "made it clear that they were not bidding for the city or any other franchises in the ambitious Indian Super League" football tournament slated to be held later this year, according to the PTI. A release issued stated, "IndiaWin Sports Pvt. Ltd., which ow ...

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04/07/14
Concussion Debate Spreads To Europe

The debate over how to respond to the growing research linking brain trauma to injuries sustained in sports "has spread to Europe," according to John F. Burns of the N.Y. TIMES. Medical experts "are calling for change, some leagues and athletes are resisting in the name of tradition and spectator ap ...

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04/07/14
Sanjay Patel To Represent BCCI

With most of the top Board of Control for Cricket in India officials "busy with preparations" for the Indian Premier League, the cricket board will be represented at the Int'l Cricket Council World T20 final by its secretary Sanjay Patel, according to the PTI. Whether interim BCCI-Indian Premier Lea ...

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04/07/14
League Notes

India's boxing contingent will be "able to participate in the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games despite the absence of a national federation." The Int'l Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) accepted the Indian Olympic Association's (IOA) "proposal of appointing an ad-hoc body to run the sport till a n ...

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04/04/14
Aussie Athletics Given Slap By ASC

Australian Athletics "has received a slap down from the Australian Sports Commission, in its report card on sports that receive annual government funding, for its failure to have a merger between senior and junior bodies," according to Rupert Guinness of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The two main bodie ...

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04/04/14
Newcastle Lashes Out At Melbourne

Angry officials from National Rugby League club Newcastle "have hit out at Melbourne over the club's defence of Jordan McLean and questioned why his Storm teammates Jesse and Kenny Bromwich weren't also charged over the tackle that resulted in Alex McKinnon suffering a broken neck and spinal damage, ...

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04/04/14
NBL To Join NBA At Summer League

The National Basketball League "will host its first summer league program alongside the NBA summer league" in Las Vegas in July, exposing NBL players, coaches, referees and administrators to NBA counterparts, acccording to Roy Ward of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The NBL "will host a special camp" at ...

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04/04/14
League Notes

Rugby Union Players Association CEO Greg Harris "has placed his New Zealand and South African counterparts on notice that RUPA intends pushing for Super Rugby to be reduced to a 10-team trans-Tasman competition in which South Africa would play only a peripheral role" ( THE AUSTRALIAN, 4/4 ). ... ...

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04/03/14
KHL Could Join CHL For ’15-16 Season

The Champions Hockey League is in discussions with the Russia-based KHL to join the new European club competition as early as next year. Int’l Ice Hockey Federation President René Fasel said, “While the KHL is not part of [the inaugural] season, we are in discussions for their par ...

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04/03/14
DFB Denies Overhaul Of German Cup

German Football Federation (DFB) General Secretary Helmut Sandrock "has denied the reported overhaul of the DFB-Pokal (German Cup)," according to the SID. Sandrock said, "There are a good deal of internal notes and ideas that circulate inside the DFB because we are constantly thinking of improment ...

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