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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 29 / 16

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07/29/16
'The Fighter' Scribes To Co-Write LFC Film

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07/29/16
Executive Transactions

Premiership rugby side Bath named Crusaders head coach TODD BLACKADDER  as its director of rugby and his assistant TABAI MATSON  as head coach. Blackadder "replaces former head coach MIKE FORD , who was sacked in May." Previously director of rugby at New Zealand club Tasman, "Black ...

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07/29/16
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Beijing 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist RAFAEL NADAL  "appears on course to play at the Rio Games after an encouraging update on his fitness." Nadal, who missed London 2012 because of injury, "is due to be Spain’s flag-bearer in Rio but is battling a wrist problem." Nadal is "scheduled t ...

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07/28/16
Executive Transactions

Ferrari has split with Technical Dir JAMES ALLISON , "following weeks of speculation about his future." On Wednesday, Ferrari announced that Allison's three-year spell at the outfit "was coming to an end." His contract ran until the end of '17. Allison will be replaced with MATTIA BINOTTO , who wi ...

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07/28/16
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Kuwait's supreme court on Monday upheld the acquittal of SHEIKH AHMAD FAHAD AL-SABAH  -- "one of the most powerful men in world sport -- on charges of insulting the judiciary." The ruling, which cannot be appealed, cleared Sheikh Ahmad -- a member of the FIFA exec committee, a top IOC member a ...

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07/28/16
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07/28/16
The Starting Five

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07/27/16
Executive Transactions

League One side Fleetwood Town accepted the resignation of Manager STEVEN PRESSLEY  after nine months in charge of the club. Pressley, 42, replaced former Scotland teammate GRAHAM ALEXANDER  in October with the club in the relegation zone "and guided them to safety." Assistant ...

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07/27/16
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Former La Liga side Espanyol President RAMON CONDAL  -- who led the club from '11-12 -- died on Tuesday at the age of 78. Espanyol said in a statement, "He has been a fundamental person in the history of our club" ( EL PERIODICO, 7/26 ). ... The "tortuous football journey of code-hoppin ...

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