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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 03 / 15

DECIO DE MARÍA officially took over as president of the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) on Saturday, replacing JUSTINO COMPEÁN . Compeán will serve as honorary president at the next FIFA Congress, which will be held in Mexico in '16 ( LA AFICIÓN, 8/1 ). ... Foot Lo...

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01/22/13
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Former cricketer and India captain ANIL KUMBLE "will join the Mumbai Indians franchise as its chief mentor, replacing former South African all-rounder SHAUN POLLOCK " ( TIMES OF INDIA, 1/21 ). ... The FA has "appointed ANDREW CREAN from the Jockey Club as the new group financial director." ...

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01/22/13
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German F1 driver TIMO GLOCK "has terminated his contract with the Marussia F1 team." The reason for the termination "is Marussia's financial situation." The team "needs a pay driver to take over Glock's cockpit." The 30-year-old earned about €2M ($2.7M) annually, his successor has to bri ...

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01/22/13
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German skier MARIA HÖFL-RIESCH : "What a nice wakeup call this morning at 6.30 :-) #dopingcontrol" Tennis player NOVAK DJOKOVIC : "I'm resting today to be ready for my match tom. I played plenty of tennis yesterday, right? ;)" Ferrari driver FERNANDO ALONSO : "Tomorrow begins three wee ...

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01/21/13
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Former England Manager SVEN-GÖRAN ERIKSSON is the new technical director of UAE club Al Nasr, "after rejecting an offer to join the staff of German second division club 1860 Munich." Al Nasr spokesperson MOHAMMED MUBARAK said that Eriksson had accepted the post, but would give no details ab ...

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01/21/13
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LIONEL MESSI has donated €152,000 ($202,000) to his hometown of Rosario, Argentina to "remodel a sporting complex" ( LE PARISIEN, 1/19 ). ... The Int'l Ice Hockey Federation has nominated four German officials for the 2013 IIHF World Championship, which takes place in Sweden and Finland fro ...

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01/21/13
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FIFA President SEPP BLATTER : "Sanctions against discriminatory acts must be very severe. We will discuss this at next Strategic Committee in 3 weeks" CNN Host PIERS MORGAN : "Please, Arsene, just shut up about how much 'quality and spirit' we have. We lost, we're 6th, and we're going backwards ...

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01/18/13
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Octagon has reshuffled its senior management team with the appointment of 20-year company veteran JEFF EHRENKRANZ to managing director of Europe, Middle East and India. He will oversee operations and new business across the region. Ehrenkranz replaces GLENN LOVETT , who is leaving for a new caree ...

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01/18/13
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With PEP GUARDIOLA now ready to coach Bayern Munich next season, the club could be interested in joining a number of other top European clubs looking to sign Santos striker NEYMAR ( AS, 1/17 ). ... AC Milan and Real Madrid "have officially opened negotiations" to bring KAKA back to Milan ( ...

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01/18/13
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Former English Olympic athlete KELLY SOTHERTON : "If I was told 10 yrs on you've an Olympic medal/upgraded due to an athlete finally getting caught. I'd be furious coz that moment has gone." Pitch PR Associate Dir DREW BARRAND : "Confirmed. #TourdeFrance will pass my family house. If you want a ...

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01/17/13
New Book Criticizes Fenway Sports Group

An excerpt from former MLB Boston Red Sox Manager TERRY FRANCONA 's new book that will appear in this week's Sports Illustrated "draws an unflattering portrait" of Red Sox and Liverpool FC Owner Fenway Sports Group, characterizing FSG as "meddlesome, obsessed with TV ratings, distracted by its socc ...

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