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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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10/17/14
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The government of Ghana "has confirmed the receipt of a letter from the Confederation of African football to be on standby to host the next African Cup." Youth & Sports Minister Mahama Ayariga said that "the football governing body saw Ghana as one country with a potential to quickly host the s ...

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10/17/14
BHA: No Need For Champions Day Plan B

The British Horseracing Authority said on Wednesday that "it sees no need for a contingency plan in case unraceable ground forces the abandonment of the British Champions Day card at Ascot on Saturday, although more rain arrived at the Berkshire track during the day and the forecast until the weeke ...

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10/16/14
HKFA To Foot Bill For Argentina Match

The Hong Kong FA was "left red-faced and out of pocket after only managing to sell half the tickets for Tuesday's glamour friendly against Argentina " to mark its centenary, according to Patrick Johnston of REUTERS. Only 20,230 "turned up at the 40,000 capacity Hong Kong Stadium on Tuesday." The H ...

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10/16/14
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Officials will "decide next month whether to postpone the Africa Cup of Nations because of the spread of ebola." The Ministry of Youth & Sport in Morocco, the host nation, has "requested that the tournament is delayed a month" until February. The Confederation of African Football has "hinted str ...

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10/15/14
FFA CEO Touts A-League Derby

Football Federation Australia CEO David Gallop has "kicked a goal" over National Rugby League CEO Dave Smith, "while also offering a lesson on how to give fans what they want," according to David Riccio of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. A capacity crowd of 43,000 is "poised to witness the A-League bloc ...

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10/15/14
Euro 2016 Leaders To Discuss Ticket Prices

Euro 2016 Organizing Committee President Jacques Lambert proposed offering "very affordable admission prices to create excitement among fans," with many tickets starting at 20€ ($25.31), according to SO FOOT. The organizing committee is looking to avoid having stadiums half full, which is ...

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10/15/14
CA Outlines Heat Strategy For UAE Test

Australia's "space age survival strategy" for its "hothouse Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates" includes tablet thermometers, laser urine testing, "funky icy poles and personalised climate control," according to Richard Earle of NEWS CORP AUSTRALIA. On Australia's visit to the ...

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10/14/14
Sluggish Ticket Sales For Argentine Game

The "party to celebrate the 100th anniversary" of the Hong Kong FA "has not drawn the attention of the masses with only about half of the tickets for the Argentina match against Hong Kong sold," according to Alvin Sallay of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. HKFA CEO Mark Sutcliffe insisted that "it will ...

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10/14/14
Tinkov Confirms €1M Grand Tour Offer

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10/14/14
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India has postponed Tuesday's third one-day int'l against West Indies because of Cyclone Hudhud. The 127 mph cyclone "has been pounding India's eastern coast near the city of Visakhapatnam." The match "will not be rescheduled, with the series -- originally five matches -- due to resume in Dharamsala ...

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