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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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Nine To Launch Broadcasting Revolution

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11/10/14
NRL Side Plans Exhibition Game In Seattle

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11/10/14
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The Australian Football League's "desire to reconnect with fans and improve the match-day experience has seen a push by clubs for reserves matches to be returned as curtain-raisers to some games next season," according to Michael Gleeson of THE AGE. Collingwood "has asked for a handful of VFL games ...

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Rugby World Cup Security Arrangements

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