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Mexican Football Fans Protest New Anti-Violence Reforms Outside FMF Office

04 / 18 / 14

Representatives of fan associations of various Liga MX sides including América, Cruz Azul, Pumas and Chivas, among others, protested outside the Mexican Football Federation's (FMF) headquarters with the "sole objective of being heard" by Liga MX Dir General Enrique Bonilla, according to Rub&e...

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Nike, Adidas Monitor Match-Fixing Ordeal

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Dick Vitale To Call Final Four On ESPN Int'l

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NFL Sells Out Both London 2013 Games

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, United Kingdom, North America

Estadio Sonora Shines In Debut

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Scorpion Deal Too Late For '13 Season

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Univision Deportes, ESPN Agree To Deal

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Edmonton To Host Triathlon In 2014

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GMR Marketing, SportsMark Merging

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Luol Deng Puts Pressure On PM Cameron

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IPC Unveils Plans To Grow Sport

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