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China Seeing Influx Of WTA Events, But Questions Remain On Domestic Player Growth

04 / 25 / 14

In the six years since being granted special status by the Chinese Communist Party, the success of tennis players Li Na and Peng Shuai has "stoked not only national pride but a massive influx of tennis investment in China's most populous cities, creating a market estimated" at $4B, according to Shau...

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EBEL To Add Bolzano As 12th Team

Bolzano, Italy wants to become the 12th team of Austria's top division hockey league, Erste Bank Eishockey Liga, two months before of the start of the new season, according to HOCKEY FANS. Originally, the 11 EBEL clubs "were supposed to receive a preliminary schedule for the '13-14 season." However, ...

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06/25/13
NRL Set To Review Salary Cap In 2014

The National Rugby League "will look at tweaking the terms of its salary cap, but only once the 2013 season is over," according to the AAP. The league "has been criticised recently for halting the burgeoning careers of Penrith fullback Matt Moylan and Sydney Roosters forward Kane Evans due to second ...

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06/25/13
AFL Players Put GPS Ban On Agenda

Australian Football League clubs "are set to be banned from monitoring players via GPS devices through their pre-season break, as part of a bid to improve work-life balance," according to Jon Pierik of THE AGE. Clubs have used GPS devices to ensure players have maintained their off-season running pr ...

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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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