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Motorsport

Formula One drivers call for change of governance

LONDON (Reuters) - Grand Prix drivers called on Wednesday for Formula One to change the way it is run and abandon 'obsolete and ill-structured' decision-making processes that they said could affect the sport's popularity.

Golf

Young guns are building interest - Golf Channel chief

(Reuters) - A changing of the guard in professional golf is in full swing and early returns show that the sport's young guns are drawing viewers even as Tiger Woods fades from the spotlight, says Golf Channel president Mike McCarley.

Cycling

UCI approves reforms for men's professional cycling

RICHMOND, Virginia (Reuters) - The International Cycling Union (UCI) approved a series of sweeping reforms for men's road cycling, including an overhaul of the World Tour schedule, the sport's governing body said on Tuesday.

Athletics

We must embrace innovation for global growth - Coe

(Reuters) - Athletics must embrace innovation and respond to social,

Cricket

ICC boss says more teams at next World Cup is unlikely

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The head of the International Cricket Council (ICC) says the world governing body is unlikely to change its plans to reduce the number of teams at the next World Cup despite being impressed by the performances of the Associate nations during the current tournament.

Other Sport

GM offers aggressive outlook in CEO Barra's 'do-over' year

DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra said on Wednesday the largest U.S. automaker would increase its profit this year, as she counted on investors to give her a second chance after her first year behind the wheel was marred by a costly recall scandal.

Cricket

India's Srinivasan takes over as ICC chairman

(Reuters) - India's N. Srinivasan was confirmed as chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in Melbourne on Thursday, giving the 69-year-old industrialist the most powerful role in the governing body's restructured organisation.

Football

Centenary Copa America launched with eye on future

(Reuters) - The United States will stage a centenary Copa America in 2016 that could prove to be the seed for a true pan-American soccer tournament, officials said at the launch of the tournament in Miami on Thursday.

Other Sport

Russia's Putin says Olympic preparations helped avoid crisis

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's President Vladimir Putin praised the country's Olympic preparations, which have been marred by allegations of wide-spread corruption, as a major boost for the economy at times of crisis.

Other Sport

Table tennis - Chinese players to partner rivals at Korea Open

(Reuters) - Chinese table tennis players will pair up with international rivals for the first time at this week's Korea Open in a bid to improve competition and boost the sport's global growth.