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Russia's Human Rights Commissioner VLADIMIR LUKIN "has been re-elected as the president of the country's Paralympic Committee after its most successful Winter Games in history." Lukin has presided over the Paralympic Committee since '96. The re-election will take Lukin through the 2018 PyeongChang...

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03/28/13
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Media company Wige Creation has appointed former ProSiebenSat.1 Sports Dir SVEN FROBERG "as its new senior VP." The 41-year-old "will start his new position on May 1" ( DWDL, 3/26 ). Williams Grand Prix Holdings has named CLAIRE WILLIAMS as deputy team principal ( Williams ). Do you have an ...

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03/28/13
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Chelsea Owner ROMAN ABRAMOVICH "may take legal action" against RBC Media group, which reported Monday that Abramovich was detained by the FBI in the U.S. The report was published by the RBC TV division on Monday, "and was immediately denied." However, shares of companies owned by Abramovich "e ...

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03/28/13
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Reuters' KAROLOS GROHMANN : "Germans enjoying @TommyHaas13 victory over Djokovic. It's been a while since big German wins in tennis. Since, well....Tommy Haas" AP's ROB HARRIS : "Scottish FA: "Our objective is to make Scotland a force in international football again." when were they a force ...

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03/27/13
Father Says Webber Won't Leave F1

Australian F1 driver MARK WEBBER 's father said that teammate SEBASTIAN VETTEL ’s disobeyance of Red Bull team orders "will not force Mark Webber into an early retirement," according to Mark Cue of the LONDON TIMES. Webber "has flown to Australia to consider his future after Vettel ignored i ...

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03/27/13
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Reuters' KAROLOS GROHMANN : "#Lacombe comment as bad as #Hoeness, who when asked aboutt 2011 womens' WCup in Germany, said: "I thought we would talk about football."" Russian tennis player MARIA KIRILENKO : "❤Two couples had a dinner❤... Dmitriy Orlov with his girlfriend Varya...and of cour ...

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03/27/13
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Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) club BBC Bayreuth has appointed PREDRAG KRUNIC as its head coach. The 45-year-old Bosnian replaces former head coach MARCO VAN DEN BERG , who was realeased by the club last week ( SID, 3/25 ). ... The Lotus F1 team has appointed to its board property investor ANDREW ...

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03/27/13
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DIEGO MARADONA is a "likely inclusion" in the Dubai Sports Council squad as the hosts seek a place in the knockout stages of the Over-38 category of the 7Up Dubai Government Entities Football League being held at the Dubai Police Officers Club this Thursday ( GULF NEWS, 3/26 ). ... Olympic Gold ...

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03/26/13
Carl Lewis Backs Tokyo Bid

Multiple Olympic Gold Medalist CARL LEWIS has backed Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games, "hailing the Japanese city's strong pedigree for organizing big sporting events," according to Patrick Johnston of REUTERS. The nine-time Olympic champion visited Japan's National Stadium on Monday, a ...

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03/26/13
Hamilton Wanted Move To Red Bull?

F1 CEO BERNIE ECCLESTONE said that LEWIS HAMILTON wanted to move to Red Bull and "had advanced discussions with the champions before he agreed a deal to race for Mercedes this season," according to Alan Baldwin of REUTERS. The '08 world champion asked Ecclestone to "broker a move" to SEBASTIAN ...

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03/26/13
Executive Transactions

Ligue 2 club AS Monaco has appointed KONSTANTIN ZYRYANOV as the club's CEO. VADIM VASILYEV was appointed as the new sporting director ( AS Monac o). ... DFL Digital Sports, which is responsible for all domestic and int'l sales of commercial rights of the Bundesliga, appointed HARALD SCHULT as ...

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