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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 25 / 14

FIFA today said that it "remains committed" to holding the '18 World Cup in Russia and that a "boycott would not be an effective way of reducing tensions in the region" ( REUTERS, 7/25 ). The MLBPA "filed a grievance" against the Astros this week, contending the club tried to "manipulate the si...

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SHARK ON THE HUNT FOR LAND-GRAB ON THE CHEAP IN ASIA

Greg Norman is "looking for bargains amid Asia''s distressed assets" and "hopes to cash in on a crisis gripping the region''s greens," according to S. Karene Witcher of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Macqua

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LEAGUE NOTES

MLS'' All-Star Weekend is underway in Orlando, and the SENTINEL''s Javier Solano reported that the league is "expecting a crowd of more than" 40,000 for Sunday''s game. Solano wrote that MLS has made

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07/31/98
M GO BLUE! ONE-ON-ONE INKS DEAL TO CARRY WOLVERINES' CASTS

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07/31/98
IS PADRES DEAL IN JEOPARDY OVER CITY COUNCIL CONCERNS?

The Padres and San Diego city officials have "reverted to familiar roles -- as adversaries in a struggle" over the memo of understanding on the proposed new $411M ballpark plan, according to LaVelle &

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ROYALTY IN ANN ARBOR: WOLVERINES TOP THE CHARTS AGAIN

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