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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 29 / 16

Dentsu Aegis Network agency MKTG Sport & Entertainment has appointed TV broadcaster MIKE LEWIS  as GM of operations & technology. Lewis "will lead MKTG's stadium technology and operations across leading sports and venues around the country," including LED signage, broadcast platforms a...

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06/29/16
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06/29/16
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06/28/16
Executive Transactions

Romanian Football Federation (FRF) President RAZVAN BURLEANU announced that coach ANGHEL IORDANESCU “is leaving his post, ending his third spell in charge.” Burleanu said that the FRF had agreed with 66-year-old Iordanescu to part ways “after Romania's failure to make it past t ...

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06/28/16
Messi Says He Is Retiring From Int'l Play

LIONEL MESSI "has retired from international duty after missing in a penalty shootout as Argentina lost a fourth major final in nine years," according to the BBC. He said after his team's loss to Chile in the Copa América final, "For me, the national team is over. I've done all I can. It hu ...

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06/28/16
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The district attorney's office asked the court to reject former Barcelona President JOAN LAPORTA 's request to appear in the " NEYMAR  case." The DA's office believes that Laporta "cannot be considered a victim of the supposed crimes in the signing of the player" ( EP, 6/27 ). ... British Ol ...

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06/28/16
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06/27/16
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Kenyan Premier League side Ulinzi Stars Chair Colonel  JS MWINYIKAI  has stepped down for his vice-Lieutenant Colonel ERICK OLOO  "after serving in the position for five years." Under Mwinyikai's leadership, Ulinzi "had three different sponsors, Metropolitan Insurance, UAP insurance ...

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British world heavyweight champion TYSON FURY has denied doping, after the London Daily Mirror said that "he was being investigated by UK Anti-Doping." The newspaper said "traces of a banned anabolic steroid were allegedly found in a sample given by Fury last year." The boxer's promoter, Hennessy ...

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