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04 / 24 / 14

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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01/29/13
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The Lotus F1 team has won "the first battle" of the new F1 season by launching its '13 car on Monday evening ahead of every other team (LONDON TIMES, 1/28 ). Prior to the unveiling of the new car, Lotus uploaded a video to its YouTube channel ...

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01/29/13
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Premier League QPR Manager HARRY REDKNAPP has urged QPR Chair TONY FERNANDES "to get off Twitter," according to Darren Lewis of the London DAILY MIRROR. Redknapp "made the plea after the Loftus Road supremo found himself on the end of a stream of abuse from his own club's fans following the ...

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01/28/13
Lineker Still Going Strong At 52

BBC "Match of the Day" presenter GARY LINEKER got an early start to his football career. At age 16, Lineker left school to play for Leicester City, later moving to Everton and Barcelona. He joined Tottenham in '89 before finishing his career with Japanese side Nagoya Grampus Eight. Lineker, 52, wh ...

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01/28/13
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Triathlon England has appointed four new members to its Management Board, following the organization's Annual General Meeting at the end of '12. GEMMA HERBERTSON has been appointed as the director of membership services, BILL JAMES to independent director for business, JOHN MILLS as director f ...

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01/28/13
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Former French football int'l NICOLAS ANELKA has agreed to a deal with Juventus. The 33-year-old will move to the club on a five-month loan from Chinese team Shanghai Shenua ( LE PARISIEN, 1/26 ). ... Olympic Silver Medal-winning cox and double boat race winner ACER NETHERCOTT "has died at the ...

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01/28/13
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talkSPORT's IAN ABRAHAMS : "UEFA confirm Euro 2020 will be held in 13 Cities - dont know about you but I think this is bonkers" Tennis journalist MATT CRONIN : "Djokovic off to Belgium in a few hours for DC, but first handed out chocolates to the media. He says new ATP tradition after title ...

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01/25/13
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CFL Calgary Stampeders President & COO LYLE BAUER Wednesday announced his resignation ( CALGARY SUN, 1/23 ) COACHES/MANAGERS: English fifth-tier club Stockport County named former Belgian club Zulte Waregem Manager DARIJE KALEZIĆ as its manager ( Stockport County ). Do you hav ...

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01/25/13
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Italian tire manufacturer Pirelli "has appointed former F1 driver JEAN ALESI as brand ambassador" ( MOTORSPORT TOTAL, 1/23 ). ... Paris St. Germain midfielder LUCAS will live in a condominium in the Neuilly-sur-Seine suburb and will be neighbors with former French President NICOLAS SARKOZY a ...

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01/25/13
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Swansea ballboy CHARLIE MORGAN : "The king of all ball boys is back making his final appearance #needed #for #timewasting." London Telegraph's PAUL HAYWARD : "Please tell me the ball-smothering Swansea ball boy hasn't acquired an agent with a view to doing a 'buy-up' of his story. Please." ...

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01/24/13
Sundance Festival Thrilled By Lin Story

A movie documenting NBA Houston Rockets player JEREMY LIN 's rise from an "obscure Ivy League basketball player to an NBA star with a global following was enthusiastically received" at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, according to the CNA. An L.A. Times report called "Linsanity: the Movie" easil ...

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