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R&A, USGA Introduce Law Limiting Use Of Video Evidence

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 26 / 17

The use of video evidence in golf is "to be limited in the wake of incidents like the one that cost Lexi Thompson victory in a women's major earlier this month," with the "naked eye" being the "determining factor when it comes to rules" rather than TV technology, according to Martin Dempster of the ...

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Swimming Needs More Doping Tests

British triple world champion and double world record holder Adam Peaty said that swimming authorities "need to increase the number of doping tests to preserve the sport's credibility and stop fans turning away," according to Patrick Johnston of REUTERS. WADA is investigating allegations of Russian ...

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Kenya Tables Bill, Set To Miss Deadline

Kenya "tabled a much-anticipated anti-doping bill in parliament" on Wednesday but it will not be passed in time for the country to meet a WADA deadline, according to REUTERS. The bill is a "key requirement for the east African nation, famed for its distance runners but tarnished by some 40 doping ca ...

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League Notes

Only 21% of all tennis coaches in Australia are female, prompting Tennis Australia Head of Women’s Professional Tennis Nicole Pratt to "address the disparity." In an "ongoing drive to increase the number and quality of female tennis coaches nationwide," eligible women can now access add ...

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NBL Implements Salary Cap Reforms

Australia's National Basketball League believes "major reforms to its salary cap and roster system will allow clubs to sign more star players," according to Roy Ward of THE AGE. NBL GM Jeremy Loeliger announced the reforms on Wednesday, which the league hopes will allow "top-end clubs" like Per ...

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Velon Signs Major Partnership

Cycling’s powerbrokers are "making dramatic moves that are changing the way the cycling business is run," according to Andrew Hood of VELO NEWS. Cycling joint venture Velon and Tour de Suisse organizers announced a "blockbuster deal that includes revenue-sharing, among other key points, i ...

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Holden, Nissan, Volvo To Stay In V8

Holden, Nissan and Volvo "are all expected to remain in V8 Supercars next year" when the future generation of the sport is unveiled in an era "that could feature two-door cars powered by six-cylinder engines," according to James Phelps of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. The three manufacturers "are clos ...

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Brian Cookson Address Rider's Death

Int'l Cycling Union (UCI) President Brian Cookson has written a "long message" following the death of Antoine Demoitié "as a consequence of the Belgian rider's accident with a motorbike during Sunday’s Gent-Wevelgem," according to CYCLING NEWS. Cookson called on everyone in the s ...

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IPL Contributed $172M To Indian GDP

Many of the world’s top cricketers "will gather in India next month to compete in a league that didn’t exist 10 years ago, yet now contributes billions of rupees to the country’s economy," according to Colin Simpson of BLOOMBERG. The Indian Premier League "features eight franchise ...

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Jackie Stewart: F1 Not In Crisis

Former Formula 1 driver Jackie Stewart "played down suggestions the sport he has been involved with for over five decades is broken," according to AUTOWEEK. Stewart said, "Look, everyone only sees the bad. I have to say the field is too far apart -- there is too little competition. But the sport is ...

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Pulver Talks To Clubs About New Deal

Australian Rugby Union CEO Bill Pulver "is in discussions with the five Australian Super Rugby franchises to find a new way of operating the teams in the wake of the Western Force’s financial difficulties," according to Bret Harris of THE AUSTRALIAN. Even with a significant increase in revenue ...

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