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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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CHRIS TOWNSEND , the former marketer who raised £2.4M to stage the London Games, "will look to replicate the feat for a new Paramount Pictures theme park in Kent," England. Townsend, who was commercial Dir at LOCOG, "has been appointed in the same role at the company creating the Paramount Pi ...

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