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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 29 / 15

The "embittered political battle raging around Tokyo’s preparations for the 2020 Olympic Games intensified on Tuesday with the resignation of the senior official in charge of plans for the new national stadium." Sports & Youth Bureau Dir General KIMITO KUBO , "widely blamed for allowing s...

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07/22/15
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Legends named Premier Partnerships Corporate Partnerships Dir MATT POPE VP of West Coast Sponsorship, effective immediately. He will report to President of Global Sales MIKE ONDREJKO ( THE DAILY ). COACHES/MANAGERS : SERGIO MARKARIAN has quit as coach of Greece's national football team "af ...

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07/22/15
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Dressage rider SAMANTHA CAWKWELL , who was "on the verge of international selection," died after being kicked in the head by one of her own stallions. She was "found injured in a field beside her home after she had gone to bring the horse back into its stable for the night on Sunday." She was prono ...

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07/22/15
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At Bremont's Mayfair showroom today for America's Cup event with Russell Coutts. Now that's a proper trophy. pic.twitter.com/cu1RP1AK5h — Alan Baldwin (@alanbaldwinf1) July 21, 2015 FIFA is going to ask the same group of people who so decisively opposed term limits in 2014 to do ...

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07/22/15
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The most-read stories today on SportsBusinessDaily.com: 1) Las Vegas, Quebec City Submit NHL Expansion Bids, With Seattle Groups Notably Absent 2) ESPN's Overnight Rating For Final Round of British Open Is Flat Despite Monday Finish 3) WNBA Shock Announce Plans To Leave Tulsa For Dallas, B ...

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07/21/15
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Argentine first division side Quilmes coach JULIO CÉSAR FALCIONI will leave the club, "as the terms of his departure were reportedly agreed upon before his team lost to Boca Juniors on Saturday, and Quilmes' loss left him with no chance" of remaining with the club ( INFOBAE, 7/19 ). ... S ...

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07/21/15
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ROGER FEDERER visited Malawi on Sunday to "launch a children's program funded by his charity foundation, saying he was keen to help one of the poorest countries in the world." He is "scheduled to open a child care center to improve early childhood development." Working with int'l charity Action Ai ...

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07/21/15
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No matter what happens from now this be the image of the day... pic.twitter.com/uhcLoiNJCW — Chris Eaton (@chris_j_eaton) July 20, 2015 Is the FIFA election delayed and Blatter kept in office because of a second-tier African tournament in Rwanda in Jan-Feb? — Graham Dunb ...

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07/21/15
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The most-read stories today on SportsBusinessDaily.com: 1) Sources: Cowherd Expected To Make More Than $6M Annually With Fox Sports 2) Final Fantasy: New Details Emerge On DraftKings' Advertising Deal With ESPN 3) Under Armour Gets Bonus Exposure At British Open Thanks To Amateur Paul Dunn ...

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07/20/15
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Sky Media Network will add THOMAS DEISSENBERGER "to its management." Deissenberger "will together with MARTIN MICHEL be in charge of the marketing company's operating business" starting Sept. 1. The management will report to newly appointed Exec VP WOLFRAM WINTER . In addition, Sky Deutschland ...

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07/20/15
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Australian surfer MICK FANNING  said that he "would be happy to never compete again after surviving a shark attack during a surfing event at Jeffreys Bay in South Africa." The attack was broadcast live on TV, with Fanning "remarkably coming out unscathed" after he "punched him in the back ...

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