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04 / 17 / 14

La Liga side Real Sociedad extended the contract of coach JAGOBA ARRASATE , who will remain with the club through the '15-16 season. Arrasate is in his first year as Real Sociedad's head coach after serving as an assistant ( INSIDE SPANISH FOOTBALL, 4/16 ). ... MARCO POLO DEL NERO was elected u...

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England Rugby 2015 has appointed LOCOG Head of Public Relations and Media JOANNA MANNING-COOPER to the new role of communications & marketing director. The position will be part of the ER 2015 leadership team and will be responsible for ticketing and volunteering campaigns, promoting the tourn ...

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Former F1 driver and two-time Paralympic handbike Gold Medalist ALEX ZANARDI revealed that he "wants to compete in cross-country skiing at the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games." Zanardi, who lost both his legs in a CART accident in '01, said, "At cross-country skiing, I use 70% of the muscl ...

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McIlroy Could Sit Out 2016 Olympics

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