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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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Russian Premier League FC Spartak Moscow interim coach VALERI KARPIN has put pen to paper on a one-and-a-half-year deal to take up the role on a permanent basis following UNAI EMERY 's dismissal on Nov. 25. The 43-year-old had been in charge for three games ( UEFA ). ... The Football Federation o ...

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12/14/12
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German Hockey League (DEL) club Hannover Scorpions have to pay €95,000 ($124,300) in compensation to ex-coach TONI KRINNER . In addition, the club must pay €60,000 ($78,500) in taxes plus Krinner's car and apartment bills. Overall, the firing of Krinner has cost the team more than €2 ...

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12/14/12
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The New Paper's IAIN MACINTOSH : "Well done, UEFA. I think that £69,500 fine should be enough to FINALLY end the scourge of racism in football. *applauds slowly*" London GUARDIAN's OWEN GIBSON : "Platini looks cold and gloomy in the stands. Perhaps he's fed up about goal line technology f ...

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12/13/12
Zambian FA Claims Record Is Not Messi's

The Zambian FA is "launching a bid" to have Zambia's GODFREY CHITALU 's 107-goal season "officially recorded" after Barcelona striker LIONEL MESSI was recognized last week for scoring the most goals in a calendar year, according to Simon Rice of the London INDEPENDENT. Messi has been "lauded acro ...

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12/13/12
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La Liga club Espanyol has hired ÓSCAR PERARNAU as its sporting director. Perarnau replaces RAM Ó N PLANES ( EFE, 12/12 ). ... Renault "has appointed ARNAUD BOULANGER as motorsport director of its sports department." The French native "replaces JEAN-PASCAL DAUCE who will move ...

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12/13/12
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The 2012 Human Rights Medal has been awarded to IAN THORPE for fighting for better services for Indigenous children in remote communities across Australia. For more than a decade, Thorpe has worked with Indigenous people through his Fountain for Youth charity, which works with 21 remote communitie ...

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12/13/12
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Payne Sports Media Strategies CEO & Chair MICHAEL PAYNE : "#Pyeongchang - Korean press starting to already question Olympic legacy - with Alpensia resort facing bankruptcy & many venues to be built!" ... "#Pyeongchang - when bidding committee told IOC of $60 billion economic benefit from ho ...

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12/12/12
Chelsea Players Mobbed In Japan

Millionaire Chelsea players PETR CECH and PAULO FERREIRA "popped into a Starbucks for coffee after training at the Club World Cup in Japan on Tuesday and were mobbed as they waited in line," according to Alastair Himmer of REUTERS. Picking up a small size coffee, Cech asked his teammate: "Do y ...

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12/12/12
Del Piero In Secod Season Waiting Game

It was Australian football's "marriage made in heaven," but the ALESSANDRO DEL PIERO -Sydney FC union "may not see another season despite the Italian legend indicating he would like to activate the second year of a A$4M ($4.2M) contract," according to Ray Gatt of THE AUSTRALIAN. Del Piero said that ...

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12/12/12
West Ham Featured In The Simpsons

EPL West Ham United has had its fair share of "D'oh" moments over the years, but now it is "the latest Premier League club to be immortalised in the award-winning cartoon, The Simpsons ," according to Matt Lawless of the London DAILY MAIL. The newly-promoted Hammers "have made a promising start to ...

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