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Words To Live By: Quotes Of The Year, Part One

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 22 / 14

No matter how the criminals may justify their actions, there is no justification for crimes committed against civilians, especially against women and children. -- Russian President Vladimir Putin , after suicide bombers killed more than 30 people in Volgograd. I am the master of my socia...

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Amnesty Int'l Renews Labor Laws Criticism

Qatar "has come under renewed criticism for alleged labour abuses ahead of its hosting of the 2022 World Cup, with Amnesty International saying the government’s response has been 'woefully insufficient,'" according to Simeon Kerr of  the FINANCIAL TIMES. Amnesty "urged prompt action to en ...

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11/13/14
CAF To Reveal Cup Hosts Within 2-3 Days

The Confederation of African Football said that the new hosts for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations "will be named in 'two or three days,'" according to the BBC. CAF President Issa Hayatou "revealed the timeframe." Hayatou added that the tournament dates remained Jan. 17-Feb. 8. There "has since been s ...

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11/13/14
Event Notes

Germany Team Manager Oliver Bierhoff said that the World Cup winners "have scheduled friendly internationals against Australia and the United States next year in order to fine-tune preparations for their Euro 2016 qualifiers" ( REUTERS, 11/12 ). ... The 10th Francophone Taekwondo World Cup, which ...

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11/12/14
NFL Reportedly Eyeing Mexico City

The NFL seems to be "taking more solid steps" toward a return to Mexico in the "not too distant future," according to Alain Arenas of LA AFICION. On Sunday Mexico City Secretary for Economic Development Salomón Chertorivski met with NFL San Francisco 49ers co-Chair John York to discuss plans ...

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11/12/14
Tottenham To Ban Anti-Levy Banners

EPL side Tottenham fans will "not be allowed to display banners" that are anti-Chair Daniel Levy, but the club said that it will not "drown out booing or chanting by playing loud music," according to Matt Law of the London TELEGRAPH. Levy is "increasingly coming under attack from supporters‎, wh ...

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11/12/14
Ireland FA CEO Delaney Rips Scottish FA

FA of Ireland CEO John Delaney has launched a new attack on the Scottish FA -- branding Hampden chiefs "unprofessional" and insisting there will be "tension in the air," according to Gavin Berry of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. The SFA handed over just 5% of the "entire ticket allocation to Irish fans ...

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11/11/14
ICC Increases World Cup Prize Money

The Int'l Cricket Council announced a 20% "increase in prize money for next year’s World Cup, to be held in Australia and New Zealand," according to K.R. Nayar of GULF NEWS. The prize money is hence raised from 2011 World Cup’s prize money of $8M to $10M. The two-day ICC board meeting, w ...

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11/11/14
Protests May Change HK Marathon Route

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11/11/14
Event Notes

After a year off the golfing calendar, the New Zealand PGA Championship is back and "will be played a week before the New Zealand Open." The Remuera Golf Club will host the NZ$125,000 ($96,800) PGA Tour of Australasia event from March 5-8, the week before the New Zealand Open returns to Arrowtown's ...

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11/10/14
NRL Side Plans Exhibition Game In Seattle

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