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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 27 / 15

RICHARD WRIGHT is the general manager of New Balance Football. Wright, a 33-year industry veteran, has developed football footwear for Nike, adidas and Umbro before joining Warrior to develop its Warrior Football line. In August, Warrior's parent company, New Balance, announced the decision...

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07/14/14
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07/14/14
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FIFA will appoint a temporary "normalization" committee to run the "troubled Gambia Football Federation's affairs until new elections are held." The decision comes after the current GFF board "lost the confidence of several major stakeholders" ( AP, 7/11 ). ... Former badminton player Prakash Padu ...

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07/11/14
NRL Takes Tough Stance On Gambling

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07/11/14
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07/11/14
Suárez Loses Appeal Against Biting Ban

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