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Formula 1, U.S. Racing Get Boost From Crossovers, Alonso Says

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 25 / 17

Fernando Alonso said that his racing in Sunday's Indy 500 "spurred great interest in Spain" and that other Formula 1 drivers "crossing over would benefit" U.S. racing and F1, according to Larry Fine of REUTERS. Alonso said, "I think Formula 1 needs North America and maybe North America needs more of...

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AFL Players Urged To Knock Back Pokies Money

Australian Football League players have been urged to keep "tainted" pokies money out of their pay packets "as they negotiate a new deal with league bosses," according to Baker & Warner of the HERALD SUN. The game’s 800 players "are seeking to be paid a set percen­tage of footy’s ris ...

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BCCI Has Until Oct. 15 To Reform

The Indian Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee has "directed the Indian cricket board to implement 15 key constitutional reforms," as mandated by the Supreme Court, by Oct. 15, according to Ravi Teja Sharma of the ECONOMIC TIMES. Speculation on whether the Board of Control for Cricket in India o ...

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ECB To Open New Development Centers

Just over the half-way stage in the inaugural Kia Super League, the England & Wales Cricket Board announced plans to enhance the England women's cricket pathway for players under the age of 16, after receiving reward and incentive talent funding from Sport England during the '13-17 funding cycle ...

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ARU Planning Major Development Boost

The Australian Rugby Union is "planning to fill two major holes in its development program with the appointment of an elite coaching development head and a national talent identification expert," according to Wayne Smith of THE AUSTRALIAN. ARU CEO Bill Pulver outlined his overall strategy for growin ...

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Spanish Federation Threatens Clubs

The Spanish Basketball Federation (FEB), through new President Jorge Garbajosa, "has sent a letter to teams competing in the '16-17 Eurocup," according to AS. Garbajosa sent the letter on Tuesday, "which included a warning of possible sanctions on clubs that participate in the Eurocup." The let ...

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AFL Moving To Bridge Wealth Gap

Two-thirds of Australian Football League clubs "will be significantly refinanced" by a A$20M ($15.3M) cash injection from the league to "compete equally with the big boys in a new competitive balance measure," according to Smith & Denham of NEWS LIMITED. As the league’s two-day conference ...

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League Notes

Formula 1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone  is "reportedly planning to monetise access to radio communications in F1." At the recent strategy group meeting, "the controversial restrictions on radio communications were dropped completely," with the FIA confirming that this was done "at the requ ...

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BCCI Against Two-Tier Test System

Board of Control for Cricket in India President Anurag Thakur said that his board "will oppose the proposed two-tier Test system" to "protect the interests" of smaller member nations, according to ESPN.com. As the head of the BCCI, Thakur's statement "lends heft to the criticism of the proposal ...

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Greyhound Chief's Phone, Laptop Seized

The laptop computer and mobile phone of the chief steward of Greyhound Racing New South Wales, Clint Bentley, "have been confiscated for an examination of email and call records after sensitive ­excerpts from legal documents were published," according to Hedley Thomas of THE AUSTRALIAN. The leg ...

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Sally Phillips Named Head Of WNBL

Sally Phillips made her name as a "determined point guard," and now the Women's National Basketball League "hopes Phillips can use her lifetime of WNBL experience to rebuild the league's diminished public image and draw in new support for the world's second-best league," according to Roy Ward of THE ...

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