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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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Tinelli Casts Doubt On Start Of Season

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Tags: International Football, South America

Rio Officials Hoping To Save Maracanã

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Argentine FA To Hold Election April 28

FIFA and the Argentine FA Normalization Committee agreed that an AFA presidential election will be held on April 28, "with a new statute to be approved before then," according to GOAL. After 50 assembly members -- mostly from lower divisions, plus six from the top flight -- last week voted for an ex ...

Tags: International Football, South America

FIFA Proposing Americas-Wide Qualifying

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Rio Table Tennis Reached 552 Million

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AFA Season Could Face Delay

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Year In Review: Latin America

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Football Notes

Aviation authorities said on Monday that a " series of human errors caused an airliner to run out of fuel and crash in Colombia last month, killing 71 people including most of Brazilian football team Chapecoense ." Colombia's Civil Aeronautics agency concluded in its investigation that the "plan ...

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Tevez To China For £615,000 A Week

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Argentine Firm To Pay $112.8M

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