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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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03/21/14
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03/21/14
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03/21/14
Eurosport Names LeMond Global Ambassador

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03/21/14
Global Eagle Partners With UEFA

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03/21/14
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03/20/14
Zee Rebuts Dhoni's Allegations

India's leading media company Zee Media Corp. Ltd. on Tuesday "vehemently rebutted the allegations in the defamation civil suit" filed by India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the Madras high court, where he alleged Zee news of telecasting "malicious" news about him, according to the PTI. Th ...

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03/19/14
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03/19/14
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