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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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Hangin' With ... Stephen Smith

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Executive Transactions

Rugby League World Cup CEO ANDREW HILL is the new CEO of National Rugby League side Canterbury Bulldogs. In a "massive coup" for the club, Hill will replace outgoing CEO RAELENE CASTLE , who announced earlier this year she "would be moving on at the end of the season." Hill "only emerged as ...

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Names In The News

SHAUN MALONEY  retired from his football playing career to return to Scottish Premiership side Celtic as a youth coach. The club announced on Thursday that the Scotland int'l has been appointed as a U20 development coach ( HERALD SCOTLAND, 8/10 ). ...  RYAN ATKIN  is England’ ...

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08/11/17
Rafael Márquez Sanctioned By U.S.

Mexican national football team captain Rafael Márquez "is among 22 people sanctioned for alleged ties to a drug trafficking organization," the United States Treasury announced on Wednesday, according to the AP. The treasury said in a statement that it will "also sanction 43 entities in M ...

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The Starting Five

The most-read stories today on SportsBusinessDaily.com: 1) Now Batting, Corey's Brother: MLB Players Have Fun Putting Nicknames On New Jerseys 2) Start Your Engines: Milwaukee-Based Harley-Davidson To Appear On Bucks Jerseys 3) Source: Disney To Stream One MLB Game A Night On Planned ESPN ...

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08/10/17
Executive Transactions

JOHN MADEJSKI accepted a new title as vice-chair of League Championship side Reading. Madejski, who became chair in Dec. '90, "helped the club move from its former Elm Park home to the stadium which bears his name" in '98. As vice-chair, the 76-year-old will "step away from the football side of bu ...

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08/10/17
Names In The News

Kiwi BRENDON HARTLEY is "being linked to the vacant seat at Chinese Formula E team Techeetah." The Le Mans 24 Hour winner is "in limbo" following the announcement Porsche is exiting LMP1 at the end of the season and "will move to Formula E eventually." While still contracted to Porsche, and "pre ...

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Executive Transactions

Australian Football League side Gold Coast sacked coach RODNEY EADE  after three "disappointing" seasons at the helm. The club, which finished 16th and 15th in the past two years, respectively, started the season with "expectations of a first finals appearance" since the club's '11 inception, ...

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HELEN CHAMBERLAIN left "Soccer AM" after 22 years as host of the Sky TV show. She first presented the show alongside TIM LOVEJOY in '95, which "catapulted her to fame among the football community." Comedian LLOYD GRIFFITH and former Fulham, Wigan and Hull midfielder JIMMY BULLARD will join S ...

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