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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 11 / 26 / 14

The Greek Super League elected Asteras Tripolis President GIORGOS BOROVILOS as president on Monday "after he secured 13 votes out of the 16 teams in the league," with Panthrakikos President DIMITRIS TZELEPIS elected as his deputy ( REUTERS, 11/25 ). ... The NBA announced that JAN MENNEKEN h...

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