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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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01/24/14
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01/24/14
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01/23/14
IPL 7 Likely To Stay In India

Despite talk of a part of Indian Premier League 7 moving out of the country, the high-profile tournament may be hosted at home after all as the Board of Control for Cricket in India "has received a positive response from the Union home ministry," according to Indranil Basu of the TIMES OF INDIA. Wit ...

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01/23/14
BCCI Doubles Profit Form IPL

The Indian cricket board "has nearly doubled its profits from the cash rich Indian Premier League's sixth edition held in 2013 compared to its profit from the fifth edition in 2012," according to the PTI. The Board of Control for Cricket in India finance committee met Wednesday in Chennai "to intima ...

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01/22/14
Star India Inks FIH Broadcast Deal

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West Brom Seeking Indian Sponsors

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01/21/14
BAI Sets Up Fund For Needy Ex-Players

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01/17/14
Force India, Mexican Oil Brand Partner

The Force India F1 team announced a multi-year partnership with Mexican lubricant oil brand Roshfrans. The agreement will see "prominent Roshfrans branding on the team's new car, the VJM07 (rear wing endplate) as well as on the drivers' suits, helmets and team clothing." The deal comes after the "si ...

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Athletes Won't Compete Under India Flag

India's athletes lost all hope on Wednesday of competing under the national flag at the Winter Olympics after the country's suspended Olympic association said it would hold elections two days after the Games open in Sochi. The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) will hold a poll to elect new lead ...

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