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Bernie Ecclestone Planning To Launch Masters Racing Series Featuring Former F1 Drivers

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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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06/25/13
League Notes

Delhi Police Special Cell "has examined more cricketers" in the Indian Premier League spot-fixing scandal, including a left-armed bowler who plays from Uttar Pradesh, and is part of an IPL team from South India. Delhi Police officials said that a "few more players were examined as their names c ...

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06/24/13
Mercedes, Pirelli Guilty In 'Tyregate'

Mercedes has been found guilty in the "Tyregate" case, but the slap on the wrist delivered Friday by the Int'l Tribunal "was hardly approval for the prosecution of the team by the FIA," according to Kevin Eason of the LONDON TIMES. Costs "were shared equally between Mercedes and Pirelli," which were ...

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06/24/13
Bernard Tomic Hits Out At ATP

Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic has revealed for the first time that he is "struggling to cope with the ban imposed on his father and coach and has slammed the ATP over its handling of the issue," according to Liam Fitzgibbon of AAP. It comes as officials announced that John Tomic's tour susp ...

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06/24/13
Spanish Police Seize Doping Products

The Interior Ministry said that "Spanish police have taken 84 people into custody and seized more than 70,000 doses of illegal doping products imported from Greece, China and Portugal," according to Rodrigo de Miguel of REUTERS. The Ministry's statement said that "police seized anabolic steroids, gr ...

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06/24/13
AFL Expects Quick Essendon Case

The Australian Football League "is confident the investigation into Essendon's supplements scandal will be resolved well before the finals series," according to the AAP. One of "the worst possible scenarios for the league is that the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority hands down its findings du ...

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06/21/13
CA To Invest $27M Into Grassroots

Cricket Australia will outlay nearly A$30M ($27M), "pocketed from its record television-rights windfall, on grassroots cricket" according to Chris Barrett of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. A CA strategic investment fund has been established with close to A$30M in its coffers to be spent over four years ...

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06/21/13
DEB Dispute With Clubs Goes To Court

The "dispute between the German Hockey Federation (DEB) and its rebellious second-division clubs will go to court," according to the SID. DEB President Uwe Harnos "let the club's deadline to sign a declaration to cease and desist pass on Tuesday." Lawyer Jürgen Scholz, who represents the nine ...

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06/21/13
BCCI Involved In New Controversy

Trust the Board of Control for Cricket in India "to create a controversy over what is simply a routine matter," according to the TIMES OF INDIA. It is just four days to go for the Int'l Cricket Committee's week-long annual meetings to begin in England on June 23, "but there is st ...

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06/21/13
League Notes

The Australian Football League "continues to vet likely prospects for the Melbourne board" with AFL CEO Andrew Demetriou confirming that "any new directors will be hand-picked by the league." Former Victorian treasurer and one-time Melbourne board member Alan Stockdale "is the latest to show interes ...

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06/20/13
24-Round AFL Season Gains Momentum

A push "to introduce a 24-round season with two byes for each club next year has gained momentum," as the Australian Football League Commission "prepares to rule on its preferred fixturing option next month," according to Glenn McFarlane of the HERALD SUN. A number of clubs -- as well as the AFL Pla ...

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