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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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08/28/13
AIFF President, Ex-Olympian Slam IOA

Union Minister and All India Football Federation President Praful Patel said Tuesday that the involvement of chargesheeted persons in the affairs of the Indian Olympic Association has brought "a messy situation" in Indian sports and tarnished the image of national federation, according to the PTI. P ...

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08/27/13
Ex-NBA Players Join NBA Jam In India

Former NBA players Horace Grant, Ron Harper and Peja Stojakovic will participate in NBA Jam in India. The event will feature the largest 3-on-3 tournament ever held in India and include a national finals televised on India's NBA broadcast partner, SONY SIX. The traveling interactive basketball festi ...

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08/26/13
IOA Rejects IOC Chargesheet Clause

The suspended Indian Olympic Association on Sunday refused to incorporate the "contentious" IOC-proposed clause "that would have barred chargesheeted individuals from holding any post and suggested an alternative that would affect only convicted officials," according to the PTI. While the IOA accept ...

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08/23/13
Investors Battle For Kerala Franchise

Talk of a Kerala franchise in the newly proposed IMG-R league "has stroked a battle royale amongst investors, with a gaggle of them queue up for its ownership," according to Nikhil Jitendran of GOAL. Whilst the very notion of a parallel league to run alongside the I-League "is getting whipped by tra ...

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08/21/13
League Notes

The Court of Arbitration for Sport is "aiming to give a verdict" in Serbian tennis player Victor Troicki’s doping rules case "in around four months." The CAS said that Troicki has "not asked for his 18-month ban to be frozen during the procedure, which could have cleared him to continue playin ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

08/20/13
AFI Blamed For Youth Games Fiasco

A "livid" Sports Authority of India on Monday decided to take the Athletics Federation of India to task for the embarrassment it caused to the country after 18 overaged athletes were barred from the Nanjing Asian Youth Games and said that "it would recover the money spent by it on the athletes' airf ...

Tags: Olympics, India

08/20/13
I-League Teams Fail Licensing Tests

Indian club football has been "thrown into chaos with all its I-League clubs failing to pass the club licensing test -- leaving the league without a single eligible club," according to Mark Baber of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. At the same time, the All India Football Federation and its sponsor IMG-Relian ...

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08/19/13
IOC Sets Rules For India's Olympic Return

An IOC official said that the organization has "told India­ it must bar all corruption-­tainted officials from its local Olympic body if it wants to return to the Games after being banned last year," according to the AFP. An Indian ­Olympic Games official said that the IOC has "sent a 43-page draft ...

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08/16/13
IOC Bars Chargesheeted Persons

In a development of far reaching consequences, "corruption-tainted persons will no longer be eligible to contest" in the Indian Olympic Association elections under the revised draft constitution of the IOA sent by its parent body, the IOC, according to the PTI. The world body laid down the provision ...

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08/14/13
Nine Cricketers Charged With Corruption

The Int'l Cricket Council announced that nine individuals face five-year to life bans from cricket "after being charged with match-fixing and other offences" during this year's Bangladesh Premier League, according to Ruma Paul of REUTERS. The ICC said in a statement, "The charges relate to an allege ...

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