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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 28 / 15

The most-read stories today on SportsBusinessDaily.com 1) Several FIFA, Marketing Officials Arrested For Corruption, But Sepp Blatter Not Among Them 2) FIFA Sponsors Likely To Resist Knee-Jerk Response To Indictments, But Reactions Loom 3) Aston Villa's Lerner To Step Down As Chair While T...

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La Liga side Celta Vigo's MARIO BERMEJO , "a forward until last season," is retiring as a player and will "now join the Celta coaching staff" led by Sporting Dir MIGUEL TORRECILLA ( EP, 6/15 ). ... WBA and IBF super-middleweight champion CARL FROCH "has signed up to appear on the BBC's new ce ...

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06/16/14
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London Independent's SAM WALLACE : "I wonder if Budweiser's execs told Gary Cahill that he'd have to 'pretend to be a rock star' before he turned up to film that TV commercial" PA's MARTYN ZIEGLER : ''French national anthem fails on PA system in Port Alegre - that'll teach Platini to ch ...

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06/16/14
The Starting Five

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06/13/14
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The FIFA World Cup has officially gotten underway with Brazil beating Croatia 3-1 in the opening match on Thursday evening. The month-long tournament is a chance for the world’s seventh largest economy to showcase its best attributes. However, the lead up to the event has been hampered by a nu ...

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06/13/14
Executive Transactions

Spanish Basketball League (ACB) side Bilbao Basket coach RAFA PUEYO will not remain with the club for next season. The club "announced the decision on Thursday morning" ( AS, 6/12 ). ... Bundesliga club Hamburg SV has appointed DIETMAR BEIERSDORFER "as its new executive chairman." Beiersdorfer ...

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06/13/14
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Chelsea on Thursday announced that it signed CESC FABREGAS . The 27-year-old joined Chelsea on a five-year contract after a three-year spell at Barcelona, where he joined the club's youth academy at the age of 10. Before his recent stint with Barça, Fabregas played for Arsenal for eight year ...

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06/13/14
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BBC's DAVID BOND : "Just gone through Carrao station - mounted police out in force but seems quiet after violent clashes between police and protesters earlier" London Telegraph's JIM WHITE : "There was a peaceful anti World Cup protest in Fortaleza this morning. Point somewhat undermine ...

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06/13/14
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06/12/14
Executive Transactions

Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) club Medi Bayreuth has appointed MARTIN SCHIERHOLZ as its new administrative managing director. Schierholz started his new position on June 2 ( Medi Bayreuth ). ... Italian coach ROBERT MANCINI "has parted company with Turkish club Galatasaray after just nine months i ...

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06/12/14
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MARTINA HINGIS is returning to Wimbledon "for the first time in seven years" to play in the women's doubles tournament. Her partner is Russia's VERA ZVONAREVA , a former doubles winner and singles runner-up ( SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 6/11 ). ... Cyclist BRADLEY WIGGINS "has been included" in En ...

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