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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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08/26/14
GAA Drops Ticket Prices For Semifinal

The Gaelic Athletic Association is to "drop the price of tickets for Saturday's All-Ireland final semi-replay between Kerry and Mayo," according to Colm Keys of the IRISH INDEPENDENT. GAA President Liam O'Neill has confirmed that the cost of a semifinal stand ticket is normally €40 ($53), but t ...

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08/25/14
NZRU To Investigate Fireworks Incident

The New Zealand Rugby Union apologized and said that "it would investigate how a fireworks display malfunctioned and injured three spectators at Eden Park before the All Blacks' home win over Australia on Saturday," according to Greg Stutchbury of REUTERS. The spectators "were injured prior to kic ...

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08/25/14
Kingsbarns To Host Women's British Open

Kingsbarns Golf Links "has been chosen as the venue for the Women's British Open in 2017 -- the first time the course will host a major championship," according to the BBC. The Fife course "has hosted qualifying for both the men's and women's Open qualifying previously and, since 2001, the Alfred Du ...

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08/25/14
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Former NFL Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis visited Mexico City for an American football youth clinic at Estadio Jesús Martínez Palillo. Bettis said, "It is good to see these kids involved with American football. It feels good to come here and help this process at th ...

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08/22/14
Ecclestone Dashes '15 Indian GP Hopes

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone on Thursday asserted that the "troubled Indian Grand Prix has run out of time" for a '15 return and its organizers "must settle the contractual obligations for a possible comeback" in '16, according to the PTI. Ecclestone was "hoping the race organisers, Jaypee Group, will ...

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08/21/14
Cricket WC, Asian Cup Join Forces

Cricket "minnows" Bangladesh and Afghanistan are "more popular than two of the world's best teams," and Cricket World Cup officials are convinced three games at Manuka Oval "can attract almost 50,000 people next year," according to Chris Dutton of the CANBERRA TIMES. But football faces a "nervous wa ...

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08/21/14
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CONMEBOL will reward the winner of next year's Copa América with $4M. The tournament will take place in Chile from June 11-July 4. The team that finishes in second place will receive $3M. In addition to 10 competitors from South America, Mexico and Jamaica will also participate in the tournam ...

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08/20/14
FIFA To Hold Global Sports Ethics Summit

FIFA will host the first ever World Summit on Ethics in Sports on Sept. 19. Leading figures from politics, business, academia and NGO's will come to Zurich to help define the role of sports in solving society's problems and highlight examples of best practice. The summit will elaborate on what busin ...

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08/20/14
Algeria Willing To Host Cup Of Nations

Algeria is set to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations should Libya be disqualified by the Confederation of African Football following "ongoing violence in the country," according to SUPERSPORT. Algeria Football Federation President Mohamed Raouraoua said that his country has the "required infrastruc ...

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08/20/14
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