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Shelley Kerr Become's First Woman Manager In Scottish Senior Football

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 21 / 14

SHELLEY KERR is to take charge of fifth-tier Lowland League club Stirling University, making her the first female manager in Scottish senior football," according to the BBC. The 44-year-old "quit her position at Arsenal Ladies in June, having won three trophies in a 16-month reign." Kerr: "I think...

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01/31/13
Olympics Notes

Japan's Olympic female Judokas "were beaten with bamboo swords and slapped by their coaches." A group of 15 judokas complained to the Japanese Olympic Committee last month that they "had been subjected to physical punishment" by head coach Ryuji Sonoda. The group, which includes athletes who compete ...

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01/31/13
League Notes

Hockey India announced that the Hero Hockey India League champion will capture a cash prize of Rs 2.5 crore ($470,000). The runner-up will receive Rs 1.25 crore ($235,000), while the third-place side of the field hockey league will get Rs 75 lakh ($141,000) ( THE HINDU, 1/29 ). ... World players' ...

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01/30/13
Aussie Open Increases Li's Popularity

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01/30/13
Global Summit Kicks Off In PyeongChang

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01/30/13
Indian Football League Scrapped

An Indian professional football league -- run along the same lines of the franchise-based Indian Premier League cricket tournament -- "has been scrapped due to logistical problems," according to ESPN. The tournament "was set to feature a cast of veteran players" including former Chelsea & AC Mil ...

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01/29/13
NBA Plans Chinese New Year Celebration

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01/29/13
Korea FA Elects New President

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01/29/13
Jaipur Uncertain Host Of IPL Matches

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01/29/13
Myanmar Drops SEA Games Events

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01/28/13
Li Ning Shares Drop With Fundraising Plan

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