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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 11 / 26 / 14

The Greek Super League elected Asteras Tripolis President GIORGOS BOROVILOS as president on Monday "after he secured 13 votes out of the 16 teams in the league," with Panthrakikos President DIMITRIS TZELEPIS elected as his deputy ( REUTERS, 11/25 ). ... The NBA announced that JAN MENNEKEN h...

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12/30/13
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The New Paper's IAIN MACINTOSH : "You have to feel for a referee who's having such a bad day that both sets of fans think he's biased against them." Real Madrid's CRISTIANO RONALDO : "Happy to win the Globe Soccer Award for Best Player of the Year. Thanks for voting in me." London In ...

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12/24/13
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Argentine first division side Colón has announced that EDUARDO VEGA "won the club's presidential election on Sunday." With 68% of the votes, "Vega became the successor" to former Colón President GERMÁN LERCHE ( CLARIN, 12/22 ). ... La Liga side Real Betis has "sacked" Spor ...

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12/24/13
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Spanish tennis player GUILLERMO OLASO has received a ban of five years "after being found guilty of violations under the Uniform Tennis Anti-Corruption Program." Olaso was also fined $25,000 for three violations that occurred in '10. The "final 18 months of the five-year period" could be suspended ...

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12/24/13
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FourFourTwo's JAMES MAW : "Is Man City vs Liverpool too big a game for Boxing Day? Kind of seems like it should be a day for relatively low-key matches." London Guardian's OWEN GIBSON : "I see the Chelsea subs are wearing official Adidas snoods. Wouldn't have happened in Micky Droy's day. ...

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12/23/13
BBC's David Coleman Dead At 87

Veteran sports broadcaster DAVID COLEMAN , who covered 11 Olympic Games and six football World Cups for the BBC, "has died after a short illness at the age of 87," according to Stephen Addison of REUTERS. Coleman "presented some of British television's leading sporting programmes," including Grands ...

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12/23/13
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Brazilian side Atlético Mineiro has hired PAULO AUTUORI as its new coach "two days after losing in the Club World Cup in Morocco." Atlético President ALEXANDRE KALIL "confirmed the hire of Autuori in a statement on the team's website" ( EFE, 12/20 ). ... Englishman PAUL FARBRACE ...

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Tocopilla, Chile "has wanted to name one of its streets after" Barcelona player ALEXIS SÁNCHEZ "for a long time, and now the city has decided which one." The Tocopilla city council "conducted a survey in which 32% of voters chose Cuarta Poniente street over five other streets as the one tha ...

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British PM DAVID CAMERON : "Sad to hear David Coleman has died - the voice of @BBCSport for as long as I can remember." BBC R2 host DERMOT O'LEARY : "Sad to hear about David Coleman. Always a favourite in the O'Leary household growing up." If you see a tweet we will not want to miss, ...

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12/20/13
Rodman Returns To North Korea

Former NBA player DENNIS RODMAN arrived in North Korea on Thursday "insisting that his visit has nothing to do with the politics of the pariah state," where the uncle of leader KIM JONG UN was "brutally executed just last week,'' according to Gye & Shears of the London DAILY MAIL. Rodman sai ...

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