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Barcelona's Lionel Messi Makes Global Headlines After Breaking Zarra Goal Record

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 11 / 24 / 14

LIONEL MESSI ’s record-breaking goals against La Liga side Sevilla dominated the sports pages around the world Sunday. In Barcelona, Mundo Deportivo titled a double-page spread “Always Messi,” adding that “Leo beat ZARRA ’s record and with 253 goals is now the greates...

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Doha, Barcelona or Eugene, Oregon "will get the nod to host the 2019 Athletics World Championships on Tuesday when the International Association of Athletics Federations meets in Monaco" ( AFP, 11/17 ). ... The BWF World Championships 2017 will be held in Glasgow following a decision by the Badmin ...

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11/17/14
Equatorial Guinea To Host Cup Of Nations

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11/17/14
ATP Head Vows Not To 'Destroy' Finals

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11/17/14
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11/14/14
Turkey Remains In Mix For '22 Ryder Cup

A day after "scrapping its bid because of environmental concerns, the Turkish Golf Federation reversed course Thursday and formally expressed its intention to submit a bid for the 2022 Ryder Cup," according to Ryan Lavner of GOLFCHANNEL. Instead, it was Denmark that "became the first country to with ...

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11/14/14
Perth Owner 'Seething' Over Cup Final

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11/14/14
Qatar 'Ready' To Help Host Cup of Nations

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11/13/14
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