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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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Flawed Strategy Jeopardizing Tokyo '20

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05/22/13
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Tags: International Football, Japan

05/21/13
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Tags: TES, Japan, Fila, IOC, Sonic, Olympics, Russia

05/01/13
Tokyo Governor Apologizes For Remarks

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04/24/13
Fast Retailing To Unify Wages

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04/18/13
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04/16/13
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