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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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Star India Launches New Website

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North Korean Star Heads To K League

North Korean footballer Jong Tae-se, who has been on the national team for the past six years, "has agreed to play" for K League club Suwon Bluewings in South Korea, according to Moon Gwang-lip of the KOREA JOONGANG DAILY. He will transfer from Germany's 2nd Bundesliga club 1. FC Koln. His move mark ...

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Decathlon Expands In India

French sports goods giant Decathlon "is planning to enter the Indian market as a single-brand retail chain," according to Nivedita Mookerji of the Indian BUSINESS STANDARD. Decathlon "has written to the government proposing to open retail stores in India, similar to the 20 other countries" in which ...

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Charnpanich Demands FA Election Date

Former Thailand national football team Manager Virach Charnpanich "has urged the Sports Authority of Thailand to confirm a date for the FA of Thailand presidential election," according to Tor Chittinand of the BANGKOK POST. The election "was originally scheduled to be held between March and June." C ...

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K-League To See Changes In 2013

The year '13 marks the 30th anniversary of South Korea's professional football league, the K-League, which is looking to "put in place major changes," such as the inauguration of a two-tier division, according to Park & Moon of the KOREA JOONGANG DAILY. Two bottom teams of the 16 K-League teams, ...

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Bangladesh Shelves Pakistan Tour

Bangladesh has shelved the first planned int'l cricket tour of Pakistan since an '09 terror attack on Sri Lanka's bus due to "safety grounds," according to the AFP. Bangladesh Cricket Board President Nazmul Hassan said that the proposed tour "had been put off indefinitely amid fears over players' sa ...

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Beckham's China Future Denied

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Tokyo 2020 Proposes 'Compact Games'

A master plan that will be submitted by the Tokyo 2020 bid committee on Monday will transform the possibility of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo to a "compact Games," according to the YOMIURI SHIMBUN. The proposal includes competition venues and 87,000 hotel rooms for visitors concentrated within ...

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Rogge To Check On PyeongChang Venue

IOC President Jacques Rogge "is expected to visit" South Korea at the end of January to check up on preparations for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, "especially the troubled financial status of one of its main venues," according to Kang Seung-woo of the KOREA TIMES. Predictions are that the 20 ...

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