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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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A street in the Sarandí district of Buenos Aires bordering Argentine first division side Arsenal's stadium "was officially named" after former Argentine FA President JULIO HUMBERTO GRONDONA "during a ceremony on Friday." Grondona's sons JULIO RICARDO , the Arsenal president, and HUMBERTO ...

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12/22/14
Twitter Me This...

Early and most-striking impression of Bogotá: Nowhere have I seen such a fetish for clothing dogs. pic.twitter.com/yOxW7g4Qfv — tariq panja (@tariqpanja) December 21, 2014 Keep reading Torres to Liverpool rumours. Really? Replace a non scoring striker with a non scoring s ...

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12/22/14
The Starting Five

The most-read stories from the Weekend Rap: 1) Raptors Offer Black-And-White Look At New Logo, Brand Identity 2) Sources: Goodell Informs Teams L.A. Relocation Is Off The Table For '15 3) NFL To Let Cardinals Fans Preview Super Bowl XLIX Stadium App 4) Five Games Over Weekend Ki ...

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12/19/14
Hangin' With ... Seth Holmes

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12/19/14
Executive Transactions

Former Ferrari Chair LUCA DI MONTEZEMOLO "is returning to the board of Formula One as a non-executive director" along with former Diageo CEO PAUL WALSH . F1 CEO BERNIE ECCLESTONE "has also rejoined the board, after standing down during a now-resolved bribery trial in Germany, and will continue ...

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12/19/14
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Intriguing that Paul Walsh has accepted a board position in F1 two days after kicking the job of chairman into touch ... — Kevin Eason (@easonF1) December 18, 2014 Fifa has cancelled live streaming of Blatter press conferences, it says to protect media who invest in travel to atte ...

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12/19/14
Names In The News

The World Anti-Doping agency said on Wednesday that "it will not appeal against a three-month ban imposed against China’s controversial double Olympic swimming champion" SUN YANG , but will warn China over the case. WADA "considered action after Sun failed a doping test in May and was banned ...

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12/18/14
Executive Transactions

Spanish Basketball League (ACB) side Barcelona renewed coach XAVI PASCUAL 's contract for "two more seasons," through June '17. His previous contract was set to expire at the end of the current season. Pascual has led the club since '08 ( MUNDO DEPORTIVO, 12/17 ). ... Microsoft promoted GM of Glo ...

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12/18/14
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Lotus F1 Chair GERARD LÓPEZ will be the new owner of Spanish second division side Lugo. López will pay €1.5M ($1.9M) for shares in the club, which went on sale seven days ago. The acquisition "is not about business." López: "It is a personal matter. I am from Lugo and I h ...

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12/18/14
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fair to say that U.S. #Olympics bid for 2024 now installed as favourite even before a city has been picked. #USOC — Karolos Grohmann (@karolosgrohmann) December 17, 2014 Nothing sums up the madness of Fifa more than the fact Blatter tried to refer his own ethics investigator t ...

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