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New Indian Super League Set To Provide Relief To India's Oldest Football Clubs

04 / 18 / 14

The Indian Super League, promoted by IMG-Reliance and STAR India , "is set to provide the much needed relief to India's oldest football clubs such as East Bengal and Mohun Bagan among others," according to Digbijay Mishra of the Indian BUSINESS STANDARD. Though various stakeholders of the game ar...

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05/02/13
AFC Candidate Withdraws From Race

Saudi Arabia's Hafez Ibrahim Al Medlej made a late withdrawal from the Asian Football Confederation presidential election on Wednesday, "leaving three candidates in the running," according to the AFP. No reason was given for the pull-out in an AFC statement issued late on Wednesday, less than 24 hou ...

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05/01/13
Election Day Dawns For Asian Football

The Asian Football Confederation presidential election Thursday arrives with little "hope for reform at the crisis-hit body" due to question marks over the candidates and only a two-year term for the winner, according to Patrick Johnston of REUTERS. UAE FA President Yousuf Al Serkal, Saudi Arabian H ...

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05/01/13
Tokyo Governor Apologizes For Remarks

Tokyo Governor Naoki Inose, who heads the city's bid for the 2020 Olympics, "apologized on Tuesday for 'inappropriate' comments he made about rival candidate Istanbul and Islamic countries," according to Antoni Slodkowski of REUTERS. The remarks, made in a recent N.Y. Times interview , prompted the ...

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04/30/13
SingTel Plays Risky Game With Pay-TV

SingTel said that it might not seek to be the first pay-TV company to secure the broadcasting rights for the World Cup after its “harrowing” experience with its EPL contract, according to David Bottomley of TODAY ONLINE. SingTel Digital Life CEO Allen Lew said, "I’ve got more impor ...

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04/30/13
Cui Predicts Strong MMA Growth

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04/30/13
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04/29/13
Ten Sports Lands Tour De France Rights

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