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European Champions Cup Expected To Have Commercial, Broadcast Deals Done By Sept.

04 / 17 / 14

The architects of the new European Champions Cup rugby tournament "expect to have all commercial and broadcasting deals nailed down by September at the latest," according to Chris Hewett of the London INDEPENDENT. Only then will those "mourning the passing of the Heineken Cup understand why the uphe...

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09/03/13
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Rugby players and supporters in Jakarta "were in a celebratory mood as the Indonesia National Sports Committee officially recognized rugby union as a national sport during a ceremony in Jakarta on Wednesday last week" ( JAKARTA GLOBE, 9/2 ). ... The Indian Boxing Federation on Monday "formed a thr ...

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08/30/13
David Ward To Run For FIA Presidency

FIA Foundation Dir General David Ward "has resigned his position" in order to "challenge for the presidency of the FIA," according to Tom Cary of the London TELEGRAPH. Incumbent FIA President Jean Todt, who is on a business trip in Africa, "has still not confirmed whether or not he intends to stand ...

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08/30/13
Earl First Player To Be Stood Down

National Rugby League side Canberra Raiders winger Sandor Earl on Thursday "became the first player from either of the major codes to be stood down as a result of the ongoing Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority investigation," according to Brent Read of THE AUSTRALIAN. Both his lawyer ...

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08/30/13
Rugby Premiership To Use TMO

The new Aviva Premiership season "is to see use of the Television Match Official extended to all six matches played in the league each weekend," according to Mick Cleary of the London TELEGRAPH. Last season, the video referee "was in operation only at the three ­televised matches, thereby underminin ...

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08/30/13
Essendon Dr. Launches Supreme Bid

The Australian Football League Commission has ruled that the hearing into Dr. Bruce Reid's case will be ''open'' and heard by the public, as the long-time Essendon club doctor seeks to take his case to the Supreme Court in a bid to clear his name, according to Jake Niall of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD ...

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08/30/13
Ecclestone Denies Michelin Comeback

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone insists that Pirelli "will remain as F1's sole supplier 2014, despite Michelin having thrown its hat into the ring," according to Adam Cooper of AUTOWEEK. The French company "has now confirmed to the FIA that it is interested in the role." Some top teams "are known to be int ...

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08/30/13
League Notes

Under pressure from the Int'l Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) to set its house in order, the Indian Boxing Federation "has said it is ready to hold elections again." IBF Secretary General Rajesh Bhandari said that "the date for elections will be decided after receiving final approval from AIBA" ( ...

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08/29/13
WADA Revokes Rio Lab Accreditation

The World Anti-Doping Agency "has revoked the accreditation of the Rio de Janeiro laboratory that would have handled testing for the 2016 Summer Games" for failing to comply with int'l standards, according to Steve Keating of REUTERS. WADA on Tuesday said that "the decision marks the secon ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Brazil

08/29/13
NRL Cronulla Sharks Spared Sanction

National Rugby League side Cronulla Sharks "will not face any possible sanctions" its contribution to the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority investigation until well after the grand final, according to Josh Massoud of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. The Australian Football League’s "unprecede ...

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08/29/13
AFL Essendon Braces For More Penalties

Australian Football League side Essendon players could still be penalized "beyond this year by recommendations still to come from the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority," according to Greg Denham of THE AUSTRALIAN. A day after Essendon was "heavily sanctioned by the AFL over governance issues d ...

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