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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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Two U.S. senators have written to FIFA to request that "Russia be banned from the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and stripped of the right to host the 2018 tournament, over its invasion of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula," according to Martin Pengelly of the London GUARDIAN. In their letter to FIFA Pres ...

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The German Football League (DFL) "has decided to send Bundesliga club Werder Bremen on a public relations tour to China," according to the SID. The goal of the tour "is to further the DFL's int'l marketing in China." Werder Bremen will receive about €500,000 ($692,000) for the trip. The club's ...

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The FA and EPL side West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka appeared "set to accept the five-match ban" imposed on Anelka for his "quenelle" gesture by an independent panel when the written reasons behind the decision were published on Thursday, according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. The five-mat ...

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