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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 08 / 16

Former New South Wales Premier BARRY O'FARRELL 's appointment as Racing Australia's new CEO has "left the industry surprised as many struggle to comprehend" the "interesting and possibly confusing" decision by the sport's national body. It is O'Farrell's first full-time role "since he famously quit...

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Twelve-time Grand Slam winner NOVAK DJOKOVIC has "parted company with coach BORIS BECKER ." Djokovic, 29, has worked with the former Wimbledon, U.S. and Australian Open winner for three years. The Serbian world No. 2 won six Grand Slams under Becker and "held all four major titles at the same tim ...

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New idea. 200 team World Cup. At least we wouldn't have to put up with qualifiers anymore — Richard Martin (@Rich9908) December 7, 2016 Now Infantino proposes 16 groups of three for World Cup expansion plan. Anyone else get the feeling he's making it up as he goes along? — ...

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12/07/16
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IAN CATHRO  has been appointed head coach of Scottish Premiership side Heart of Midlothian "after agreeing terms on a three-and-a-half-year contract." The 30-year-old Scot left his role as assistant coach at Championship side Newcastle United and began work at Riccarton on Tuesday. Cathro ...

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PAIGE SPIRANAC broke down in tears on Monday and revealed that "she had received death threats ahead of her second appearance at the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters at Emirates Golf Club this week." The 23-year-old American "social media sensation, who has an impressive 860,000 followers on Instagram," ...

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Ramos on Ronaldo & tax "It is a bit uncomfortable, but it should not affect any player, or the team." — Dermot Corrigan (@dermotmcorrigan) December 6, 2016 Poor Gladbach fans. Turn up for a good time in Barcelona and over half the city shut down for fiesta. — Sam Marsde ...

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After 37 years with the Associated Press, STEVE WILSON  will join the staff of the Int'l Tennis Federation. He will become director of communications & int'l relations for the ITF beginning Jan. 9. He has covered every Olympics since '84, "along with nearly every meeting of the IOC Executi ...

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Man City striker SERGIO AGUERO  has been "banned for four matches after his second dismissal for violent conduct this season." Aguero, 28, was "sent off for a high and late challenge on Chelsea defender DAVID LUIZ in Saturday's 3-1 home loss." He will miss Man City's games against ...

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Sepp Blatter appeal against 6 year ban dismissed: "Mr Blatter breached the Fifa code of ethics;" 2m CHF payment to Platini was "undue gift." — David Conn (@david_conn) December 5, 2016 Notion that diving is "creeping into our game" is just rubbish. It is all kids like Alli have kn ...

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