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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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08/23/12
Football Transfers

Italian Serie A club AC Milan acquired striker GIAMPAOLO PAZZINI from city rival Inter Milan, which gets in return striker ANTONIO CASSANO plus a transfer fee of €2M ($2.5M). The 30-year-old Cassano signed a three-year deal with Inter worth €3M ($3.8M) annually ( KURIER, 8/22 ). ... ...

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08/23/12
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Sports Illustrated's Grant Wahl : "Concerns about Bein Sport: 1. No online livestreams like Fox Soccer/ESPN 2. Didn't get platforms besides DTV/DISH in time for season start." AP's Rob Harris : "Reading fans chant to RDM: "Getting sacked in the morning"" London Telegraph's Jacquelin Magnay ...

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08/22/12
Daley New NSW State of Origin Coach

Australian rugby commentator LAURIE DALEY has been appointed coach of New South Wales' State of Origin team, according to Greg Prichard of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Daley was awarded a two-year contract by the board of the New South Wales Rugby League after he, BRAD FITTLER , TRENT BARRETT and ...

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08/22/12
Executive Transactions

Indian MANU SAWHNEY is set to join ManU as Dir next month. The 45-year-old will join the club after a 16-year stint with ESPN Star Sports, "which saw him head the company's South Asia business in the capacity of Managing Dir from Oct. '07" ( TNN, 8/18 ). ... Grand Prix of America President TOM ...

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08/22/12
Names In The News

Maltese national football team player KEVIN SAMMUT "has been suspended for 10 years for his involvement in a match-fixing scandal during a Euro 2008 qualification match between Malta and Norway in '07." The 31-year-old Sammut announced that he "will appeal the sentence" saying, "I didn't do anythi ...

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08/22/12
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LOCOG member Jonathan Edwards : "First day in IBC with @C4Paralympics - real feeling of breaking new ground with unprecedented coverage of #Paralympic sport" NFL Europe Dir of Public Affairs David Tossell : "Met with Jags owner Shad Khan earlier this year. Hard not to be impressed by his passio ...

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08/21/12
Executive Transactions

ROBERT PROSINEČKI resigned as coach of Red Star Belgrade ahead of the first leg of their UEFA Europa League play-off against FC Girondins de Bordeaux. The 43-year-old held talks with club President VLADAN LUKIĆ after which it was agreed to cancel the former Red Star Belgrade and Croatia mid-fiel ...

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08/21/12
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U.K. Prime Minister DAVID CAMERON predicted Monday that the dedication and persistence of Great Britain's Paralympians "was about to pay off" as the official flag of the 2012 Games was raised in Downing Street. Cameron said, "The Paralympic Games began in Britain and our continued commitment to th ...

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08/21/12
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Today's SBD Global starts a new feature that looks at some of the sports business chatter on Twitter. Daily Telegraph feature writer Harry Wallop : "Fab news for those suffering from Olympic withdrawal. New Sky TV channel, London Legacy, to show athletics/cycling/gymnastics etc" The Times j ...

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08/21/12
Football Transfers

ALEX SONG has officially completed his move from Arsenal FC to Barcelona. The Cameroon midfielder has agreed to a five-year deal with Barça. The team paid a €19M ($23.4M) transfer fee to Arsenal ( MUNDO DEPORTIVO, 8/18 ). ... Bundesliga club Werder Bremen acquired JOSEPH AKPALA fro ...

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