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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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Blatter Warns Dyke Over World Cup Report

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IAAF Bends Over Backwards For Doha

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IRB Considers Mobile Phone Ban For RWC

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F1 Boss Plans To Take Over Accreditation

An article by Christian Sylt in CityAM revealed that F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone "is planning to take over media accreditation for Formula One races to put the brakes on the proliferation of online media in the paddock," according to PIT PASS. Some members of the media "are part-time at best and even h ...

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NBA Exec Talks Latin America

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