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Barcelona Welcomes New Signing Paulinho; Club VP Calls For 'Respect Not Insults'

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 18 / 17

Barcelona VP Jordi Mestre said that the board would prefer "respect not insults" after the club unveiled Paulinho as its fourth signing of the summer on Thursday, according to Sam Marsden of ESPN.com. Paulinho joins Barça from Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande for €40M ...

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Mercedes F1 Signs Valtteri Bottas

Valtteri Bottas replaced retired Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg at Mercedes on Monday, with Brazilian veteran Felipe Massa "coming out of retirement to take the Finn's seat at Williams," according to Alan Baldwin of REUTERS. Appearing at the factory with Mercedes Motorsport Dir Toto Wolf ...

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01/17/17
Red Bull Founder Downplays EPL Rumors

Red Bull Founder Dietrich Mateschitz said that the company will "not be taking over a Premier League side," according to Stephan Uersfeld of ESPN.com. The Austrian energy drink and marketing company has been linked with "making a move for a side in England, and earlier this month it played down ...

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01/17/17
GRM's Volvo S60 Could Have Chevy Motor

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