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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 29 / 15

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11/20/12
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EDWIN VAN DER SAR has been named marketing director of Eredivisie club Ajax Amsterdam. The former goalkeeper joins a number of former players that were brought up at the club and now occupy "important positions." FRANK DE BOER is the coach, MARC OVERMARS the sporting director, and DENNIS BERG ...

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11/20/12
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Belgium golfer NICOLAS COLSAERTS has insisted that "the make-up of golf courses in the U.S. were more crucial to his decision than finance after becoming the latest European player to confirm he will join the PGA Tour next year." Colsaerts said, "The thing that attracts me the most is the courses. ...

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11/20/12
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Niubball.com's JON PASTUSZEK : "How's this for a CBA season opener: Gil making his China debut with Shanghai on the road in Beijing against Marbury and the defending champs" Manchester Evening News' MIKE KEEGAN : "Off to a debate at @footballmuseum shortly entitled: "The media coverage of sport ...

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11/19/12
Snoop Dogg Wants To Invest In Celtic

Rapper SNOOP DOGG "has revealed he wants to buy a share" in Scottish club Celtic, according to Lauren Crooks of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. The L.A.-based hip hop artist said that he "wants a seat on the board and is ready to shell out millions to get involved at the Parkhead club." Snoop said that ...

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11/19/12
Kroenke Named Most Powerful Man In Sports

STAN KROENKE has "more skin in the sports game -- more assets invested, more holdings, more major franchises -- than anyone else on the planet," according to L. Jon Wertheim of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED. Kroenke owns the NFL St. Louis Rams, NBA Denver Nuggets, NHL Colorado Avalanche, EPL Arsenal, Denver' ...

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11/19/12
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Championship club Leicester City has appointed Chinese businessman LIU SHILAI to its board of directors. He will become vice chairman, alongside AIYAWATT RAKSRIAKSORN and the board, after the move was ratified by the league. He will presume his role on Dec. 1 ( Leicester City ). ... France top 1 ...

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11/19/12
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Second Bundesliga club 1860 Munich released head coach REINER MAURER on Saturday evening. ALEXANDER SCHMIDT , who has been the club's U-21 coach since the start of the season, was appointed as Maurer's successor ( DPA, 11/18 ). ... Austrian hockey club EC Red Bull Salzburg signed NHL Boston Bru ...

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11/19/12
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London Times' KEVIN EASON : "Just watched finish of GT3 support race, won by Snow followed by Fogg. Presumably Rain will be along later." Red Bull F1 driver MARK WEBBER : "At a VIP dinner last night an American woman asked me"where are you from?" I said Australia, she said "wow your English is ...

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11/16/12
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Former La Liga Villarreal FC coach JUAN CARLOS GARRIDO has been confirmed as the new coach of Club Brugge KV. He signed a deal until the end of the season. Spaniard Garrido, 43, succeeds GEORGES LEEKENS who was dismissed on Nov. 4 ( UEFA ). ... Sports marketing agency Sportfive appointed ROUVEN ...

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11/16/12
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A Thai sports official announced that former Major League Baseball player JOHNNY DAMON "has followed his family roots to Thailand to help the baseball minnows qualify for a leading int'l tournament." The 39-year-old, whose mother is Thai, will represent Thailand in the World Baseball Classic quali ...

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