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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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Pirelli: F1 Contract Situation Unusual

F1 tire supplier Pirelli Motorsport Dir Paul Hembery "has described the Formula 1 tyre contract situation as 'bizarre,'" according to Noble & Elizalde of AUTOSPORT. Pirelli has "been eager to finalise a new F1 supply deal for next year as its current contract runs out at the end of 2013." Hember ...

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08/13/13
Examining LPGA's Asian Growth

The influx of Asian golfers joining the LPGA tour in the last 15 years "has transformed the sport, causing athletes and officials to grapple with questions about immigration and race as much as competition," according to Mary Kenney of the N.Y. TIMES. Golfers from Asia have "found profound success" ...

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08/13/13
IBL Franchises To Break Even In 4 Years

The inaugural edition of the $1M Indian Badminton League, to be held from Aug.14-31 with some of the biggest names in the world stage, "will mark a watershed moment in Indian sport in its attempt to break free of the strangehold of cricket," according to Gautam Bhattacharyya of GULF NEWS. With six c ...

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08/13/13
Israel Tennis Fined More Than $13,000

The Israel Tennis Association "has been fined more than $13,000 for refusing to play a Davis Cup match on Yom Kippur," according to the JTA. The Israeli national tennis team "had been scheduled to play against the Belgium national tennis team" in Antwerp, Belgium on Sept. 14, which is Yom Kippur, "i ...

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08/13/13
League Notes

CONCACAF "took the first steps with its own coaching programme at the weekend with the launch of its D License coaching course in Mexico City" ( INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 8/11 ). ... More than 250 Indian athletes have flunked doping tests "conducted by the National Anti-Doping Agency in the last two ...

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08/12/13
Hot Spot Inventor Calls For Coating Ban

Hot Spot inventor Warren Brennan "broke his silence on the controversy over batsmen possibly using silicone tape to prevent edges being detected -- and did anything but back down," according to Andy Wilson of the London GUARDIAN. Brennan claimed that "the majority of bats had some form of protective ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, United Kingdom

08/12/13
Craig Reedie To Be Next WADA President

IOC VP Craig Reedie is "set to be the next" World Anti-Doping Agency president after being nominated by the IOC, according to the BBC. Reedie was "put forward to succeed" John Fahey, who will step down this winter after six years in the role. Reedie beat former IOC Medical Dir Patrick Schamasch and ...

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08/12/13
ARU To Pay More Than $460K To Players

The Australian Rugby Union is prepared to pay in excess of A$500,000 ($461,000) "to keep departing Wallabies on ice in club rugby, as a disincentive to other players leaving Australia and on the off-chance they might be needed again at Test level," according to Iain Payten of the Sydney DAILY TELEGR ...

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08/12/13
AFC President Condemns Pakistan Blast

Asian Football Confederation President Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa on Friday "condemned the attack targeted a local football match in Pakistan this week," according to XINHUA. At least 11 were killed and 24 others injured "when a blast hit a football ground in Pakistan's southern ...

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08/12/13
League Notes

Three-time F1 champion Jackie Stewart believes that "India will suffer from not having a grand prix in 2014." Stewart: "It is certainly not a good message the Indian Grand Prix is sending out to the motorsports world, and is not positive for India's image when questions are raised about it" ( ...

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