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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 17 / 17

NEYMAR  reportedly hired UFC fighter NORDINE TALEB  as a personal bodyguard following his move to Paris St. Germain. Taleb "is a welterweight contender who last fought in May," beating OLIVER ENKAMP ( London EVENING STANDARD, 8/16 ). ... League Championship side Burton Albion is...

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this is where the gates are moving too ...inside the new club store at the new stadium pic.twitter.com/FPpWlZlfwQ — Lady Brady (@karren_brady) March 14, 2016 "Protect the clean athlete" is becoming the new "zero tolerance" among anti-doping folk. — Owen Gibson (@owen_g) ...

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