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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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WADA Warns Jamaica It Faces Expulsion

The World Anti-Doping Agency warned Jamaica that "it risked expulsion from the next Olympics and other major competitions if it failed to address failings highlighted by a senior ex-employee," according to Ben Rumsby of the London TELEGRAPH. WADA Dir General David Howman "urged the island’s go ...

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08/23/13
Japan Judo Body Gets 23 Resignations

Twenty-three directors of the All Japan Judo Federation, including President Haruki Uemura, and three auditors "resigned en masse at an extraordinary board of directors meeting Wednesday to take responsibility for a series of scandals," according to Yomiuri Shimbun of ASIA NEWS NETWORK. Six newly a ...

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08/23/13
Essendon By Itself As Clubs Back AFL

Australian Football League side Essendon "stands as footy's outcast after the 17 other clubs stood shoulder to shoulder with the AFL," according to Warner & Edmund of the HERALD SUN. After almost three hours of crisis talks at AFL House, one club president said, "The 17 clubs have had enough. We ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

08/23/13
League Notes

The Australian National Basketball League "will welcome back a team from Brisbane next year," while interim CEO Steve Dunn "hopes the de-merger with Basketball Australia will finally go ahead in the coming weeks." Those behind the relaunched ANBL "have identified an urgent need to regain a foothold ...

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08/22/13
McQuaid Loses Swiss Backing In UCI Race

Int'l Cycling Union President Pat McQuaid "has lost Switzerland's backing for his bid to be re-elected," leaving the Irishman in what rival Brian Cookson described as "a very difficult position," according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. The Swiss cycling federation confirmed on Wednesday that "it had ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, United Kingdom

08/22/13
James Hird To Sue Over AFL 'Ambush'

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Tags: Australia, Leagues and Governing Bodies

08/22/13
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08/21/13
New Zealand Rugby's Injury Bill At $51M

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08/21/13
AFL Member Says Essendon Not Guilty

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08/21/13
NRL CEO Suppports Payment System

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