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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 29 / 15

1) FIFA's Sepp Blatter Likely To Be Re-Elected, But Can He Survive In The Long Term? 2) Visa, Adidas Among Top FIFA Sponsors Speaking Out Following Corruption Arrests 3) Oregon Tops List Of Public School Athletic Finances, With Texas A Distant Second 4) FIFA Facing Untold Consequences Afte...

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10/24/12
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Reading striker JASON ROBERTS : "I can confirm that I have not been involved in any talks over a separate Black Players Union. I will share my views very soon!" ManU defender RIO FERDINAND : "Don't believe all u read." Guardian's OWEN GIBSON : "The FA will launch the inaugural "England Awar ...

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10/24/12
Executive Transactions

Championship club Crystal Palace confirmed that Manager DOUGIE FREEDMAN has left to become the Bolton Wanderers manager. The Wanderers sacked Manager OWEN COYLE on Oct. 9. Interim Manager JIMMY PHILLIPS was in charge at Bolton's 3-2 victory against Hull City ( MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS, 10/23 ...

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10/24/12
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10/23/12
Steve Peters To Join U.K. Athletics

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10/23/12
Executive Transactions

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10/23/12
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10/23/12
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10/22/12
Rio Faces $350K Fine For Protest

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10/22/12
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