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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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RTL, Sky Score High F1 Ratings

German free-to-air TV channel RTL "recorded successful ratings for its broadcast of the Belgium F1 Grand Prix on Sunday," according to Alexander Krei of DWDL. An average of 5.75 million viewers watched the race, which was won by Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel. The number translated into a market s ...

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Lausanne To Bid On '20 Youth Olympics

The Swiss Olympic Exec Committee has officially put forward Lausanne as its potential candidate to host the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games. Lausanne beat Lucerne, which also bid to host the Games, with eight to four votes with one abstention. The final decision, if the Swiss Olympic Committee ...

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Construction Of Kharkiv Arena Starts

The construction of Kharkiv Arena is going to be one of the major objects of sports infrastructure in Ukraine, where EuroBasket 2015 games are going to take place. East European fuel-energy company VETEK GC is a general investor of the construction. The sum of investments into the project will ...

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Blatter Expects '22 Qatar To Be Moved

FIFA President Sepp Blatter expects his exec committee "to decide soon that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be moved from the searing heat of summer," according to Graham Dunbar of the AP. Blatter said on Sunday that an Oct. 3-4 meeting in Zurich "should approve the change, and begin consultation o ...

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Economic Crisis Takes Toll On La Liga

La Liga side Málaga has "come to symbolise the excesses of Spanish club football like few others," according to Tobias Buck of the FINANCIAL TIMES. At one point last season, "the cash-strapped club was unable to pay players' salaries." UEFA found Málaga's finances were in such di ...

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Red Bull Marketing Plan Explored

Red Bull's marketing strategy was examined on HBO's "Real Sports" on Tuesday night, with host Bryant Gumbel noting the brand "spends nearly all of its advertising dollars sponsoring daredevil athletes eager to push the bounds of both safety and sanity." Gumbel added, "It's an unconventional strategy ...

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Players Warned To Avoid Certain Clubs

Professional footballers have been warned by the world players' union FIFPro "to think twice before signing to play for clubs in Cyprus, Greece or Turkey," according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. Players were advised to be especially wary of clubs who were not playing in European competition, with F ...

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ZDF Scores Top Ratings With CL Playoff

German public broadcaster ZDF "has received Wednesday's top ratings with its broadcast of the Champions League playoff round matchup between FC Schalke and PAOK Saloniki," according to Sidney Schering of QUOTENMETER. A total of 5.94 million viewers tuned in to watch the 1-1 draw. The number translat ...

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Dortmund Announces Record Profit

Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund "has generated record revenue" of €305M ($408M) and "record profit during the past fiscal year," according to BILD. The club generated a profit of €53.3M ($71M) during the '11-12 fiscal year. It "is the highest profit of a club in the history of the Bundes ...

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Competitor Group Adds Liverpool Marathon

U.S.-based Competitor Group is headed for the birthplace of the Beatles for its next addition to its growing European Rock 'n' Roll Marathon series, and has plans for global expansion in South America and Asia. The Rock 'n' Roll Liverpool Marathon & ½ Marathon will take place on Bank Holi ...

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