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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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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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03/21/13
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Mercedes F1 driver NICO ROSBERG : "wow! visited kids heart surgery hospital in KL today. one doc is doing 1300 surgeries per year." Real Madrid's SERGIO RAMOS : "Felicito a un gran amigo que aunque no está aquí, siempre se le echa de menos. ¡Feliz cumpleaños ...

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03/20/13
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Retired IAS officer PRABHAT C CHATURVEDI has replaced the jailed AJAY SINGH CHAUTALA as the Table Tennis Federation of India president after the elections held at the TTFI's Annual General Meeting ( PTI, 3/19 ). ... Swiss Super League FC Basel striker ALEX FREI , who announced in November tha ...

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03/20/13
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German Hockey League (DEL) Dusseldorf EG defenseman BERNHARD EBNER , 22, who scored 26 points (five goals, 21 assists) during the '12-13 season, has won the DEL Rookie of the Year honors ( Dusseldorf EG ). ... Former ManU player and TV analyst GARY NEVILLE "has bought one of Manchester's mos ...

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03/20/13
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Northern Irish golfer RORY MCILROY : "Made it to Miami, looking forward to seeing @CaroWozniacki after her great tournament in Indian Wells! Hopefully another good one coming up!" Vero's MIKE LEE : "Had a fascinating week in Doha working with @The_ICSS and #SecuringSport2013. Ser ...

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03/19/13
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League One Oldham Athletic has announced the appointment of LEE JOHNSON as its new manager. Johnson "fought off competition" from 120 applicants to land the role after impressing club Chair SIMON CORNEY . He takes over from PAUL DICKOV ( PA, 3/18 ). ... Brasileiro club Flamengo has appointe ...

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03/19/13
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ManU defender RIO FERDINAND withdrew from the England squad on Monday, "leaving grave doubts about his future at international level after his planned return from exile." Ferdinand, ManU Manager ROY HODGSON and the FA reached the decision after discussions in London" on Sunday, relating to ...

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