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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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05/01/14
Putin Pushes Agenda With KHL

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Minister Casts Doubt On Sochi Skating

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Russian TV Set To Boycott Boxing Fight

Russian TV channels "are set to boycott the next fight of Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko," according to the SID. Klitschko "will defend his heavyweight title against Australian Alex Leapai in Oberhausen, Germany on Saturday." Klitschko's Manager, Bernd Bönte, said, "No Russian channel will ...

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