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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 05 / 16

Tim Bunnell TIM BUNNELL is the senior VP of production, programming, marketing and advertising sales at ESPN Int'l. In his capacity, he keeps a close eye on the network's Latin American operati...

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Caixa To Cut Funding By 20%

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, South America

Claudio Tapia Named AFA President

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Tags: International Football, South America

Lionel Messi Denies Berating Referee

A letter that Lionel Messi sent to FIFA before his four-game suspension was announced "has been accessed by various media outlets," according to OLÉ. In it, Messi said, "I categorically deny offending the referee. ... The referee perfectly understood what I was saying, to the extent tha ...

Tags: International Football, South America

Argentina To Appeal Messi's Suspension

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Tags: International Football, South America

Lionel Messi Suspended Four Games

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Man City Eyeing Uruguay's El Torque

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Peru Returns To Dakar Rally

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Man City Close To Deal With Uruguayan Team

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Rio Paralympic Games Most Watched Ever

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Fox, Turner Win Argentine Rights

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