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Shelley Kerr Become's First Woman Manager In Scottish Senior Football

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 21 / 14

SHELLEY KERR is to take charge of fifth-tier Lowland League club Stirling University, making her the first female manager in Scottish senior football," according to the BBC. The 44-year-old "quit her position at Arsenal Ladies in June, having won three trophies in a 16-month reign." Kerr: "I think...

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Russian Oligarchs Footing Sochi Bill

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05/21/13
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05/20/13
Brazil Construction Displaces Families

A study says that as Brazil prepares to host several sporting mega-events, "human rights abuses and authoritarian interventions by the authorities are going on behind the scenes, favoring major urbanization projects and stadium remodeling," according to Fabiola Ortiz of the INTER PRESS SERVICE. ...

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05/20/13
Figures Reveal Olympic Torch Relay Cost

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05/20/13
Wrestling Makes Drastic Changes For IOC

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05/17/13
London Sells Olympic Media Centre

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05/17/13
Singh: India Will Return To Olympic Fold

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05/17/13
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05/16/13
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