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Mar 10, 2014

Motor racing-Ecclestone hopes every race will be like a wet race

LONDON, March 10 (Reuters) – Bernie Ecclestone is looking forward to an unpredictable 2014 season when new engines threaten to overturn the established order, the Formula One boss said on Monday.

Ecclestone, 83, said he would be able to keep on top of running the sport despite going on trial for bribery in Germany next month.

Mar 10, 2014
Mar 10, 2014

Adidas and Nike battle for soccer supremacy in World Cup year

LONDON/BERLIN, March 10 (Reuters) – With the soccer World Cup only three months away, Adidas and Nike are squaring up for a marketing battle to match the fierce on-field rivalry of nations like Brazil and Argentina.

The sportswear giants dominate a soccer kit industry worth more than $5 billion annually. They vie for the title of market leader in the supply of hi-tech boots and jerseys to fans inspired by Argentine Lionel Messi, who wears Adidas, or new Brazilian idol Neymar, who is in the Nike camp.

Mar 7, 2014
Mar 7, 2014
Mar 7, 2014

Bribery case hangs over Formula One boss Ecclestone

LONDON (Reuters) – A German bribery trial that opens next month in Munich will decide the fate of Bernie Ecclestone, the 83-year-old Briton who has turned Formula One into a huge global business over the last three decades.

The looming trial and the damning conclusions of a British judge in a damages case last month have sparked a fresh bout of speculation that Ecclestone’s long reign is drawing to a close.

Mar 7, 2014

Motor racing-Bribery case hangs over Formula One boss Ecclestone

LONDON, March 7 (Reuters) – A German bribery trial that opens next month in Munich will decide the fate of Bernie Ecclestone, the 83-year-old Briton who has turned Formula One into a huge global business over the last three decades.

The looming trial and the damning conclusions of a British judge in a damages case last month have sparked a fresh bout of speculation that Ecclestone’s long reign is drawing to a close.

Mar 6, 2014
Mar 6, 2014

Williams seeks to revive fortunes with Martini

LONDON (Reuters) – Former champion Formula One team Williams believes a new sponsorship deal with Italian drinks brand Martini can help to make it competitive again after a dismal season in 2013.

The team will race under the Williams Martini name in a new predominantly white car with distinctive blue and red stripes as part of a multi-year agreement.

Mar 6, 2014

Motor racing-Williams seeks to revive fortunes with Martini

LONDON, March 6 (Reuters) – Former champion Formula One team Williams believes a new sponsorship deal with Italian drinks brand Martini can help to make it competitive again after a dismal season in 2013.

The team will race under the Williams Martini name in a new predominantly white car with distinctive blue and red stripes as part of a multi-year agreement.

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      "Sports Business Correspondent, a new role at Reuters. I was previously UK Chief Correspondent and have also worked in Italy, Ireland and the Netherlands during more than 20 years with Reuters. I have also worked as an editor in a number of senior roles."
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