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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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11/26/14
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Ligue 1 side Marseille is “the object of interest of a Saudi prince who aims to compete” with Paris St. Germain owner Qatar Sports Investments, according to Raphaël Raymond of L’EQUIPE. The newspaper reported Monday that rumors “continue to circulate in the background&rd ...

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11/25/14
Craig Whyte Considered Buying Motherwell

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Italy Approves Reforms To Serie A

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Seifert: FIFA's Credibility Is In Freefall

German Football League (DFL) CEO Christian Seifert "launched a scathing attack on FIFA on Saturday, saying coordinated action was needed from Europe to reform" the organization, according to Karolos Grohmann of  REUTERS. Seifert said, "One does not know if one should wonder or feel ashamed ...

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11/24/14
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