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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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09/14/12
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BBC Sport Head of Marketing and Communications LOUISA FYANS is set to join Pitch, a London-based communications consultancy. Fyans has been at the BBC since '00 and led its London 2012 marketing efforts. Fyans will take up her new position as a director at the end of the year ( Pitch ). ... Brasil ...

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09/14/12
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Former Scottish Premier League Celtic Head Coach GORDON STRACHAN has little hope for the club when it goes up against Barcelona in the UEFA Champions league group stage. Strachan said, "How to beat Barcelona? Well, you visit a church or chapel, whatever your preference is, and just pray" ( AS, 9/ ...

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09/14/12
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The Guardian's Mike Selvey : "Meanwhile, I'm wondering whether or not to buy Deccan Chargers. Change for a tenner anyone?" Hindustan Times' Madhavan Narayanan : "New iPhone has its Lightning charger that makes other chargers obsolete. Deccan Chargers were already in trouble. This must make it w ...

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09/13/12
BBC To Change Sports Personality Award

The BBC will announce changes to its Sports Personality of the Year awards process later this month "following last year's outcry at no women being included on the 10-strong shortlist," according to Martyn Ziegler of the London INDEPENDENT. It appears unlikely that 'lads mags' Nuts and Zoo will keep ...

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09/13/12
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Seven-time NBA champion ROBERT HORRY is in India to promote NBA 3X presented by Sprite "to help the sport grow" throughout the country ( IANS, 9/12 ). ... Belarusian shot putter NADZEYA OSTAPCHUK , who had her Gold Medal taken away during the London Games, "was unaware her coach had been doping ...

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09/13/12
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BBC presenter Gary Lineker : "Remember being in Barcelona watching the tragedy unfold. 23 years on we learn the truth. 23 YEARS!! A national disgrace!" ManU defender Rio Ferdinand : "Didn't know so many drivers followed me!! Thanks for the offers but I'm cool, I'm sorted on the drivers front. # ...

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09/12/12
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U.K. Athletics confirmed that CHARLES VAN COMMENEE will leave his position as head coach in December after Team GB "failed to reach their medal target during the London Games." The Dutchman insisted that he would quit U.K. Athletics if he could not deliver on his word and, "despite four Golds and ...

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09/12/12
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U.S. national football team player Carlos Bocanegra : "Very proud to represent our country on 9/11. Thanks to all who serve and protect. Remembering those who lost their lives. #USA" USTA Player Development GM and ESPN commentator Patrick McEnroe : "Thank you @andy_murray and @djokernole Th ...

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09/11/12
McLaren To Speed Up Talks With Hamilton

The McLaren F1 Team has no "Plan B" in case LEWIS HAMILTON decides to leave the team at the end of the season and will "speed up contract negotiations in the next few days" to try to make sure he stays, according to Alan Baldwin of REUTERS. McLaren Team Principal MARTIN WHITMARSH spoke with repo ...

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09/11/12
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MICK MALTHOUSE will "officially sign off" to coach AFL side Carlton for the next three years. It is understood that "he will honor his media contracts" with Channel Seven and radio 3AW through the finals and won't officially start with the Blues until Nov. 1 when the players return from their post ...

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