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04 / 17 / 14

La Liga side Real Sociedad extended the contract of coach JAGOBA ARRASATE , who will remain with the club through the '15-16 season. Arrasate is in his first year as Real Sociedad's head coach after serving as an assistant ( INSIDE SPANISH FOOTBALL, 4/16 ). ... MARCO POLO DEL NERO was elected u...

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04/04/13
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The AP's ROB HARRIS : "Chris Powell, 1 of the few black managers in England, said Sunderland took "bold decision" hiring Di Canio, who describes Powell as a friend" Reuters' KAROLOS GROHMANN : "Wonder what #Guardiola is thinking of @FCBayern's dazzling run under #Heynckes. treble of on tr ...

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04/03/13
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Bundesliga club 1899 Hoffenheim has released head coach MARCO KURZ and GM ANDREAS MÜLLER . Kurz and Müller joined the club only recently in winter and fall, respectively. Hoffenheim "has already found a replacement for Kurz," the club confirmed MARKUS GISDOL "will take over as head co ...

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04/03/13
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Former New York Yankees player  HIDEKI MATSUI and former Yomiuri Giants player and Manager SHIGEO NAGASHIMA , "who is to Japanese baseball what Pele is to Brazilian soccer" will receive the "People's Honour Award" ( BANGKOK POST, 4/2 ). ... Lacking fan support and under pressure from t ...

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04/03/13
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The Sun's BEN HUNT : "Remember when April Fool's Day jokes were funny and original?" The BBC's SUZI PERRY : "Just won a day, seems I'm off to China on Tuesday not Monday, looking forward to more #F1chat" BBC presenter GARY LINEKER : "Big question is, who will get the most TV cutaw ...

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04/02/13
Scudamore Tops Times Power 100 List

The LONDON TIMES concluded its Power 100 list of sport's most influential people last week by naming Premier League CEO RICHARD SCUDAMORE No. 1. The Premier League has secured £5.5B (8.3B) in broadcast deals over the next three years, and "there is no sign of the bubble bursting for English ...

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04/02/13
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Former Int'l Rugby Board CEO MIKE MILLER has been named the first World Olympians Association CEO. Miller officially started his new role Monday. Miller "stood down" as IRB CEO in January, 2012 after 10 years with the Dublin-based world governing body ( INSIDE THE GAMES, 4/1 ). ... EPL Sunderlan ...

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04/02/13
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South African sprinter OSCAR PISTORIUS "would be welcomed back to certain athletics meetings when he decides to return to competition," his agent PEET VAN ZYL claimed. Pistorius is allowed to travel abroad for competitions "after a judge changed his bail restrictions earlier this week as he awai ...

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04/02/13
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Red Bull driver MARK WEBBER : "Stopped in my tracks. He's on a mission the little fella." (see picture) Reuters' KAROLOS GROHMANN : "If I were #Juventus I'd be worried after having seen @FCBayern's dazzling game against Hamburg tonight #championsleague #fcbayern" Drayson Racing Owner P ...

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03/29/13
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Barcelona head coach TITO VILANOVA will be back coaching the team at the training ground on Friday ( LIBERTAD DIGITAL, 3/28 ). ... Ending his "desperate search" for a financial backer, South Korean Olympian PARK TAE-HWAN will now receive an annual salary paid by the Incheon city government, al ...

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03/29/13
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Sportswear brand Puma named SHIRLEY JUSTICE GM of Global Sourcing effective Monday. In the newly created position, Justice is based at Puma's Asian headquarters in Hong Kong and reports to CFO MICHAEL LAMMERMANN ( SPORTSWEAR INTERNATIONAL, 3/28 ). ... Sussex County Cricket Club AGM electe ...

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