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DTM, Super GT Agree To Unify Engine Regulations From '17, Push Cooperation

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 22 / 15

The German Touring Car Championship (DTM) "is pushing its cooperation with the Japanese Super GT racing series," according the SID. The two touring car championships "will have unified engine regulations from '17" after already unifying the series' technical regulations in the areas of aerodynamics ...

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Hostilities Reignited Over Origin Eligibility

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04/29/15
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04/28/15
ACT To Investigate Multi-Sport Ticket

The ACT government will investigate introducing a multi-sport ticket in a bid to "help bring back the Canberra crowds," according to David Polkinghorne of THE AGE. ACT Sports Minister Andrew Barr said that "no one owns" Anzac Day and he wants all football codes to "work together with scheduling to e ...

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04/28/15
Anurag Thakur Slams ICC Chair Srinivasan

The internal feud within the Board of Control for Cricket in India took an "ugly turn" on Monday with board secretary Anurag Thakur launching a "stinging attack" on ICC Chair N. Srinivasan, saying that he should "actually share information on bookies" with his own family members "whose involvement i ...

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04/28/15
FICA Boss Wary Of Rebel Leagues

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04/27/15
ICC Launches Urgent Investigation

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04/27/15
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04/24/15
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New Zealand Rugby chiefs said on Thursday that they had "no plans to emulate Australia and relax eligibility rules so overseas-based players can represent the All Blacks," according to the AFP. The Australian Rugby Union announced the move on Wednesday in response to a "host of top players taking up ...

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04/24/15
Woodward: Scrap Overseas Rule

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