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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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Euro 2016 Qualifier Draws 4.7 Million

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Mediapro, DirecTV To Produce F1 Network

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French Football To Consider Suing Twitter

The French Football League (LFP) is contemplating suing Twitter for the videos on its application Vine showing "pirated images of football matches," according to L'EQUIPE. LFP lawyer Jérôme Perlemuter said, “If Twitter refuses to take into account the issue of rights holders, we ...

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