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Formula E Focuses On The U.S. And Asian Markets For Investments, Growth

04 / 16 / 14

Electric racing series Formula E is focusing on the U.S. and Asia for investments and growing the championship. Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag said, “The U.S. and Asia are more open to change and to progress in the industry.” Agag specifically pointed to the U.S. West Coast and China as th...

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RYS Votes To Allow Female Members

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08/06/13
NRL Cronulla Has 'Renewed Hope'

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08/06/13
League Notes

Omega Center, the promoter of the Russian Grand Prix, said Monday that it has managed to resolve its contradictions with the Russian Automobile Federation "concerning the staging of the next year's event" ( AFP, 8/5 ). ... The Int'l Hockey Federation (FIH) "has turned down former Indian ...

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08/05/13
ACC To Follow Up Drug Report By 2015

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08/05/13
League Notes

National Rugby League Brisbane Broncos "have struck a relationship with the New Zealand Rugby Union in a bi-partisan move designed for information sharing and improving development structures." A four-man team "led by Broncos development boss Brendan Barlow attended the NZRU's headquarters in Auckla ...

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08/05/13
Rugby May Cause Early Onset Dementia

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08/05/13
Sports Minister: BCCI Needs To Restore Public Trust

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AIFF Approves IMG-Reliance League

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