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Michelin Says Tires Used In Formula E Could Hit Roads In Three To Five Years

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 01 / 15

Michelin’s involvement in Formula E is accelerating the implementation of new developments in road tires, according to a senior exec at the company. The technological aspect is one of three pillars Michelin looks at when entering a motorsports series, said Chris Baker, motorsports director at...

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05/14/14
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India's Income Tax Department on Tuesday "conducted a raid at ADL Orbit Cables ," a sponsor of Indian Premier League side Chennai Super Kings. It "is owned by India Cements." While a company spokesperson did not respond to calls and messages, a senior official from the IT Department "confirmed the ...

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05/13/14
Red Bull Founder Renews Attack On F1

Red Bull Founder Dietrich Mateschitz "has renewed his attack on the new face" of F1, according to GMM. Mateschitz "has already been highly critical of the sport's radical new rules" for '14, featuring turbo V6 engines and restrictions on the use of fuel. He said, "We have a plethora of regulations, ...

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05/13/14
Nathan Tinkler Facing NSW Investigation

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05/13/14
ASADA Eyeing Five Cronulla Players

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05/12/14
ANBL Unlikely To Play In Las Vegas

The Australian National Basketball League "is set to step away from its grand plan to play a Las Vegas summer league alongside the NBA's own off-season showcase of its emerging talent," according to Marc Hinton of the SUNDAY NEWS. The ANBL announced amid much fanfare it was "heading to Vegas for a s ...

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05/12/14
Dozens Face Penalties In ASADA Inquiry

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05/12/14
Manila Steps In For Bangkok As IPTL Host

The first leg of the inaugural Int'l Premier Tennis League "has been shifted from Bangkok to Manila because of the political unrest in Thailand," according to REUTERS. League founder Mahesh Bhupathi said, “We had to divert from the original franchise owner in Bangkok as the political unrest fo ...

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05/09/14
NRL's War Chest Could Backfire

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V8 Supercars Boss: Ford Will Recommit

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Abdi: BCCI Acting On Srinivasan's Behest

The "turf war" between the suspended Rajasthan Cricket Association and the Board of Control for Cricket in India escalated on Thursday with RCA Deputy President Mehmood Abdi accusing the Board of acting in the most unfair manner to satisfy the "vengeance, hate and prejudicial grudge" carried out by ...

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