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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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British diver TOM DALEY "has said he is in a relationship with a man," making the announcement via a video on YouTube to "put an end to all the rumours and speculation." Daley, who won a Bronze Medal at the 2012 London Olympics, said that he wanted to reveal the news in a video because he did not ...

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12/03/13
Williams Named European Tour Chair

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12/02/13
Ecclestone Turns To Woods For Help

F1 CEO BERNIE ECCLESTONE is considering hiring leading spin doctor RICHARD WOODS "as he fights to maintain control of Formula One," according to Paul Weaver of the London GUARDIAN. Woods "has been regarded as F1's foremost media adviser since his time as the FIA's director of communications," w ...

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12/02/13
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Venezuela national football team Manager  CÉSAR FARÍAS "has stepped down." Farías tweeted, "I want to publicly express my decision to resign from my position." It has been "reported in Mexico that Farías that will take over as coach of Liga MX side Tijuana" ( ...

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Lotus F1 announced PASTOR MALDONADO "will drive for Lotus in 2014." The 28-year-old Venezuelan "joins from Williams," filling the vacant spot left by KIMI RÄIKKÖNEN 's return to Ferrari ( BLOOMBERG, 11/29 ). ... Italian former motorcycle rider DORIANO ROMBONI "has died at the ...

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Reuters' KAROLOS GROHMANN : "Is pressure claiming lives in Brazil's World Cup preparations? Something for @FIFAcom with their "kick up the backside" comment to consider." London Guardian's MIKE SELVEY : "The Wheatsheaf, my new favourite place in Adelaide. No cocktails. But great beers." ...

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11/28/13
French Footballer To Leave Qatar

French footballer ZAHIR BELOUNIS , trapped in Qatar without pay due to the country's sponsorship system for migrant workers, "has been granted an exit visa after a two-year struggle," according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. In a message tweeted by his brother, MAHDI , Belounis said, "I th ...

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FA of Malaysia began negotiations with former Nigeria, South Africa and Japan national team coach PHILIPPE TROUSSIER . Troussier, who has just completed his contract with China’s Shenzhen Ruby, "is reportedly the leading candidate" to replace DATUK K. RAJAGOPAL , whose deal ends next month ( ...

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