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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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Ivory Coast's football federation said that it will not be allowed to host its African Nations Cup qualifier next week against Sierra Leone in Abidjan "because of fears over the Ebola virus." The Ivory Coast government "has told the football federation it will not allow the match to take place becau ...

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08/26/14
Scottish Refs Deny Considering Strike

Scotland's "under-fire referees" on Sunday insisted "they are not holding a gun to the heads of the SFA and SPFL by demanding a fairer deal for whistlers at every level of the game," according to David McCarthy of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. Scottish Senior Football Referees Association Chair James B ...

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08/26/14
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The average cost of season tickets for La Liga side Valencia for this year "is lower than that of La Liga's other top teams: Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atlético," according to J. Roda of SUPERDEPORTE. The "average was calculated taking representative prices of tickets throughout the stadiums, ...

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08/26/14
Algerian Football League Suspends Play

Algeria has "suspended football indefinitely following the death of Cameroonian player Albert Ebosse, who was hit by a stone thrown by fans," according to Ian Hughes of the BBC. The Algerian Football Federation (FAF) made the decision after a meeting on Sunday. Algerian authorities had "already orde ...

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08/26/14
Eland To Launch K-League Club

South Korea's governing body of professional football on Friday "approved a proposal by a local business conglomerate to found a new club for next season," according to YONHAP. The K-League "gave the green light to Eland to launch a new team to be based in Seoul." Eland will "use the Jamsil Olympic ...

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08/26/14
HKPL Eastern Offering Hefty Bonuses

Hong Kong Premier League side Eastern is offering its players more than HK$1M ($130,000) in bonuses for "capturing any one of the three cup titles in the new season, while the incentive for winning the league will be much more," according to Chan Kin-wa of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Eastern Dir P ...

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08/26/14
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The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has suspended Atlético Madrid Manager Diego Simeone "for eight matches on Monday after he was sent off during the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup" against Real Madrid for "tapping the back of the assistant referee's head." He will "miss four Spanish ...

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08/25/14
Michel Platini Unlikely To Enter FIFA Race

In the "latest round of football politics," UEFA President Michel Platini is preferring to "bide his time before showing his hand," according to Mike Collett of REUTERS. Platini is "to make a much-anticipated announcement on Thursday after deciding whether or not to stand against long-term incumbent ...

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08/25/14
U.K. Lib Dems Pushing For Safe Standing

U.K. Liberal Democrats "want to change the law and allow Premier League and Championship clubs to introduce safe standing at stadiums," according to Richard Conway of the BBC. The party has confirmed that it plans to "make the pledge as part of its 2015 General Election manifesto." However, it is "n ...

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08/25/14
Footballer Dies After Top-Flight Game

Cameroonian footballer Albert Ebossé died "after being struck by an object thrown from the crowd at the end of a top-flight Algerian league game," according to Mark Cue of the SUNDAY TIMES. The Confederation of African Football has urged "exemplary sanctions" to be taken after the 24-year-old ...

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