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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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12/28/12
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Premiership rugby club Sale Sharks have sacked Social Media Exec HOLLEH NOWROUZ "for posting derogatory comments about the club's supporters on her Facebook page." She was dismissed by CEO STEVE DIAMOND following a "stringent disciplinary review." Nowrouz's remarks were posted in October "but on ...

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12/28/12
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Canadian national team captain CHRISTINE SINCLAIR won the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award as the Canadian Press female athlete of '12 ( CP, 12/27 ). ... Two-time Olympic champion Soviet weightlifter ARKADY VOROBIEV "has died at the age of 88" ( RIA NOVOSTI, 12/24 ). ... Some of the "biggest names in ...

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12/28/12
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Real Madrid forward CRISTIANO RONALDO : "The author of the most retweeted post from that 15 replies will be followed by me for 24 hours #Celebrate15M" Arsenal FC writer NICK AMES : "Being followed by a footballer for 24 hours on Twitter is now a “prize”? This is what we've sunk to?" ...

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12/21/12
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Serie A club AS Roma named sports business exec & attorney ITALO ZANZI its CEO ( AS Roma ). ... All India Football Federation President PRAFUL PATEL was "unanimously reelected" at its Annual General Meeting on Thursday. All of the members were elected unopposed. Goa-based industrialist SRIN ...

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12/21/12
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Former French F1 driver JEAN ALESI has "announced his retirement from active racing" after 13 years in F1, five year in the German Touring Car Championship (DTM), two 24 Hours of Le Mans starts and one Indy 500 start ( AUTO BILD, 12/19 ). ... Dutch national team striker KLAAS-JAN HUNTELAAR "ha ...

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12/21/12
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AP's STEVE WILSON : "Doomsday front of Gazzetta dello Sport. "Judgement Day" w/ frescoes of Messi, Maradona, Bolt, Federer, Beckham et al" EPL Head of Public Relations PHILIP DORWARD : "As Scotland has already successfully survived one armageddon in 2012 I'm pretty confident the motherland will ...

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12/20/12
Ferguson Reveals His Managerial Style

ManU Manager ALEX FERGUSON "has revealed the dressing room secrets that have kept him at the top for a quarter of a century," according to Pete Bainbridge of the MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS. The Reds' boss "gave an astonishing insight into his managerial philosophy and psychology at Old Trafford, and ...

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12/20/12
Vilanova Suffers Cancer Relapse

Barcelona head coach TITO VILANOVA has suffered a relapse on the cancer in his saliva glands, according to Oscar Zárate of MUNDO DEPORTIVO. A little over a year ago Vilanova had surgery to remove tumors in his glands and after his last checkup on Tuesday, doctors detected another "small tum ...

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12/20/12
Samba: Zenit Fans 'No Good And Racist'

Russian Premier League club Anzhi Makhachkala defender CHRISTOPHER SAMBA said Zenit St. Petersburg fans who want non-white and gay players excluded from the Russian team are "living in another century", according to the BBC. Samba said, "I'm not surprised. Everybody knows Zenit supporters are no g ...

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12/20/12
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Serie A club UC Sampdoria Genua has sacked coach CIRO FERRARA and replaced him with former Fiorentina Manager DELIO ROSSI ( CHINA DAILY, 12/19 ). ... I-League football club ONGC "has appointed SANTOSH KASHYAP as coach for the rest of the season, after SUBRATA BHATTACHRYA stepped down from ...

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