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Argentine first division side Arsenal de Sarandí coach GUSTAVO ALFARO resigned after a "decision made by the club's executive board on Monday night." The club "quickly announced" that it hired MARTÍN PALERMO as Alfaro's replacement ( LA NACION, 4/15 ). Do you have an executive...

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03/25/13
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F1 team Mercedes AMG Petronas "has cut ties" with its CEO NICK FRY , "who will step down at the beginning of April." Fry's responsibilities "will be taken over" by Exec Dir TOTO WOLFF . Fry, who has been with the team since '02, "will support the team in an advisory role" until at least '14 ( FOC ...

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03/25/13
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Real Madrid coach JOSE MOURINHO reiterated his claim that he and not Spain handler VINCENTE DEL BOSQUE "was the rightful recipient of FIFA's 2012 World Coach of the Year award." Mourinho alleged del Bosque picked up the honour at a ceremony in Zurich in January only after "irregularities" when p ...

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03/25/13
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BBC presenter GARY LINEKER : "Easy but embarrassing mistake for Lewis Hamilton to make going to his old team McLaren and not Mercedes at the pit stop. One I can relate to" Ferrari's FERNANDO ALONSO : "Mala suerte hoy, como siempre a lo largo de 19 carreras se compensará, as ...

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03/22/13
Ferdinand Defends Qatar Trip

ManU defender RIO FERDINAND has "defended his controversial decision" to jet to the Middle East to be a TV pundit on England's clash with San Marino. Ferdinand withdrew from England’s upcoming qualifiers to "look after his chronic back problem but has sparked fresh controversy over his marat ...

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03/22/13
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Former Sportfive media rights chief MATHIEU FICOT has been appointed French professional football league (LFP) economic development director ( SPORT, 3/20 ). ... German Hockey League (DEL) club Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers Nuremberg "have after yet another disappointing season cut ties" with Managing ...

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03/22/13
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Olympic sprint champion from Italy PIETRO MENNEA , who held the world record in the 200m for 17 years, died on Thursday at the age of 60. The Italian Olympic Committee said Mennea died in a Rome clinic, "but no cause of death was given." Mennea won gold in the 200m and bronze in the 4x400m at the 1 ...

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03/22/13
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BBC's LEE MCKENZIE : "If it's not random enough to stay at a waterpark for the week, we also have an ice rink which is good when it is 30+…" (see picture) Daily Telegraph's PAUL HAYWARD : "Rio Ferdinand last played for England on June 4, 2011 - but he'll still dominate today's press ...

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03/21/13
David Beckham Welcomed In Beijing

Caught in an "impassioned swirl of weeping fans, earnest schoolchildren and nervous-looking officials," DAVID BECKHAM arrived Wednesday in Beijing as the country’s first global football ambassador, according to Leo Lewis of the LONDON TIMES. His arrival by private jet began a four-day tour o ...

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03/21/13
Balding, BBC Take Home Awards

Britain's golden summer of sport "helped the BBC run away with the plaudits at this year's Royal Television Society programme awards, including a win in the best presenter category" for CLARE BALDING , according to Josh Halliday of the London GUARDIAN. The corporation "swept the board with 18 of th ...

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03/21/13
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Lithuanian Basketball League club Lietuvos Rytal Vilnius "has appointed former German basketball national team coach" DIRK BAUERMANN as its head coach. The 55-year-old "signed a contract until the end of the season with an options for next season" ( DPA, 3/20 ). ... Brazilian club Palmeiras ha ...

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