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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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05/21/14
Event Notes

Adelaide's annual tarmac rally, Targa Adelaide, has been "put on ice for 2014 while new owners review the event." The race had been staged as part of the "national Targa series for the past three years but will be sidelined from the calendar this year" ( THE ADVERTISER, 5/20 ). ... This year's B ...

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05/20/14
Ecclestone: F1 Still Eyeing Long Beach

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone said that F1 could still race at Long Beach "despite event organisers and the city agreeing last month to extend its IndyCar Grand Prix" until at least '18, according to Christian Sylt for FORBES. Along with the extension, Long Beach City Council "also gave an approval to so ...

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05/20/14
Glasgow Tickets Back On Sale Wednesday

Tickets for team sports and ceremonies "will be the first available when Commonwealth Games tickets go back on sale in a phased release from Wednesday," according to the Scotland DAILY RECORD. Organizers are taking a "phased approach" to manage demand on the website after it was hit by problems at t ...

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05/20/14
Bermuda Enters America's Cup Bid

The next edition of the America's Cup "has taken another twist with Bermuda now short-listed to host the event in 2017," according to Duncan Johnstone of STUFF. Bermuda officials revealed that "they were invited by the America's Cup Event Authority to place a bid in March." They had subsequently b ...

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05/20/14
FIFA Faces Legal Action Over Kickoff Times

Brazil football players association FENAPAF "is to launch legal action against FIFA in a bid to shift lunchtime kickoffs during the World Cup," according to XINHUA. FENAPAF said that "a request for a court injunction would be submitted in Sao Paulo on Monday." The action "demands that each of the to ...

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05/20/14
Event Notes

The inaugural 2014 Red Bull Air Race World Championship staged in Putrajaya, Malaysia "could be a permanent feature, based on rave reviews." Malaysia Youth & Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin gave it the "thumbs up" and said that the government had "agreed in principle to host the event here ove ...

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05/19/14
Blatter Admits Qatar Move Was 'Mistake'

FIFA President Sepp Blatter admitted that it "was a mistake to choose Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup amid concerns over the country's searing climate," according to the London TELEGRAPH. It is believed that the tournament "will be moved to the winter to avoid matches taking place in such heat." Bl ...

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05/19/14
Protests Ramp Up Ahead Of World Cup

A month before the start of the FIFA World Cup, "organized labor groups across Brazil have begun a series of strikes and other protests for higher pay and better working conditions," according to Vincent Bevins of the L.A. TIMES. Associations of police officers, teachers, transportation workers, pub ...

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05/19/14
Failed WC Plans Leave Locals Wanting

When Brazil drafted plans to host the upcoming World Cup, Natal "was exactly the type of city it wanted to show off," according to Paulo Prada of REUTERS. A nationwide economic boom was transforming the once-sleepy backwater into a fast-growing city typical of the new Brazil, "a country at last pois ...

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05/19/14
Brazil Expects 500,000 Cup Tourists

Brazil "raised its estimate of the number of overseas ticket holders" for the World Cup by 66% to 500,000, according to Tariq Panja of BLOOMBERG. The figures, from Brazil Deputy Sports Minister Luis Fernandes, follow a "forecast of 300,000 given by Brazil’s tourism ministry last week." Fernand ...

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