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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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