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Mercedes Boss Toto Wolff Says Formula One's Smaller Teams Can Be Saved

04 / 24 / 14

Mercedes motorsport Exec Dir Toto Wolff believes F1's smaller teams "can be saved if they accept a range of proposals due to be aired at a forthcoming crisis meeting," according to Ian Parkes of the PA. Earlier this year, F1's Strategy Group -- comprising Ferrari, McLaren, Mercedes, Red Bull, Willia...

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04/02/14
Lawyer: NRL Open To Legal Action

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04/02/14
Srinivasan Will Attend ICC Meeting

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04/02/14
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The Australian Football League "has banned controversial drug AOD-9604 and other substances linked to the Essendon doping saga as part of a new Prohibited Treatments List." The list surpasses the World Anti-Doping Agency code and was signed off by AFL General Counsel Andrew Dillon. Any player found ...

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04/01/14
DFL CEO Criticizes Nations League Plans

The planned introduction of the Nations League "is also surprising the German Football League (DFL)," according to the DPA. DFL CEO Christian Seifert said that "the competition format is not yet matured." Seifert: "You have to ask critically: Is UEFA the unified voice of football in Europe? I don't ...

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Japan Offers To Host 2022 World Cup

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BCCI Plans Subsidy For IPL Franchises

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