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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 28 / 15

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06/25/14
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Spanish footballer JORDI ALBA threatened to "cut a journalist’s head off" on Monday after Spain ended its World Cup campaign. Alba said to a journalist from Spanish newspaper AS, "Next time I am going to cut your head off" ( FOOTBALL ESPANA, 6/24 ). ... Former MLB L.A. Dodgers Owner FRANK ...

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06/25/14
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NBC's WILL BUXTON : "Does Suarez eat before games? If not I think he needs to start. # chomp " ESPN's DERMOT CORRIGAN : "Gonna be interesting to watch MD, Sport, Marca etc over next few days. Orchestrated campaign to get Suarez to Spain might go on pause." McDonald's Uruguay : " ...

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06/25/14
The Starting Five

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06/24/14
Costa Won't Take Clermont Role

Football coach HELENA COSTA "has decided not to take up the role of head coach" at Ligue 2 Clermont Foot next season, according to the BBC. Costa, 36, of Portugal, "had been the highest-profile female manager to be put in charge of a men's team in European football when she was appointed in May." ...

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06/24/14
Executive Transactions

Saudi Arabian football side Al Shabab announced former Al Jazira coach CAIO JUNIOR "as their new manager for next season." Shabab parted ways with MARCOS PAQUETA , "their coach for the last two seasons" ( THE NATIONAL, 6/22 ). ... Germany's JOSEF FENDT has been re-elected for a fifth term as ...

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06/24/14
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Suspended Board of Control for Cricket in India President N. SRINIVASAN "is set to take over as the chairman" of the Int'l Cricket Council at this week’s annual conference in Melbourne. BCCI Secretary SANJAY PATEL confirmed that Srinivasan "was going to Melbourne." Patel: "There is no Supr ...

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06/24/14
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AP's STEVE WILSON : "Andy Murray on whether England World Cup exit affects pressure on him: `I'm yet to hear Wayne Rooney talk abut my matches at Wimbledon.'" PA's MARTYN ZIEGLER : "Commentators on Brazilian ESPN saying the words 'Alan Shearer' several times and laughing." AP's ROB ...

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06/24/14
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06/23/14
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EBay CEO JOHN DONAHOE will join Nike’s board, "bringing e-commerce experience to a company that’s increasingly looking for ways to use the Internet to boost sales." Nike "is turning to technology such as activity-tracking software to help maintain growth." Its digital strategy "is part ...

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06/23/14
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Former Canadian hockey player WAYNE GRETZKY "attended Saturday's F1 qualifying session at the Red Bull Ring in Austria." It was Gretzky's "first F1 experience." Shortly after Gretzky, Austrian winter sports athletes MATTHIAS MAYER , GREGOR SCHLIERENZAUER and THOMAS MORGENSTERN "arrived at the ...

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