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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 04 / 15

Argentine first division side Banfield coach MATÍAS ALMEYDA presented his resignation and Monday's game against Arsenal will be his last as coach ( CLARÍN, 8/3 ). ... The Board of Directors of Cricket South Africa confirmed the extension of the contract of CEO HAROON LORGAT until...

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The IOC announced that the Commission to evaluate the candidatures for the 2020 Olympic Games (Istanbul, Tokyo and Madrid) will be chaired by IOC VP and an IOC member in Great Britain CRAIG REEDIE . Reedie was also a member of the '04 and '08 IOC Coordination Commissions and the '08 and '16 IOC Eva ...

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09/07/12
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Belgian F1 driver JEROME D'AMBROSIO "will replace suspended Lotus driver ROMAIN GROSJEAN at this week's Italian Grand Prix." Grosjean was suspended for one race "after causing a multiple car accident in the first corner of the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday" ( SID, 9/4 ). ... Serbian tennis play ...

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09/07/12
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Ex-Jockey, Journalist Oaksey Dead At 83

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09/06/12
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LOCOG Dir of Sport DEBBIE JEVANS will become the new CEO of England Rugby 2015 in October. She will succeed PAUL VAUGHAN who stepped down by mutual consent ( England Rugby 2015 ). Do you have an executive announcement? If so, please send to: global@sportsbusinessdaily.com .

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Former Champ Car driver ALEX ZANARDI , “the star racing driver who cheated death in a nightmarish crash,” completed an emotional return to the Brands Hatch racing circuit on Wednesday as a Paralympic cyclist. Zanardi celebrated one of sport’s greatest comebacks with a “glori ...

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The Guardian's Owen Gibson : The 4 millionth visitor to the Park is due tomorrow afternoon. Will they get a free BOA scarf and a bagful of leftover Mandevilles? The Times' Oliver Kay : It's Fifa rankings time again. And that means confirmation that England are - unquestionably, undeniably - the ...

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Greg Norman Not Welcome By Rolex

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China Offical Questions Li's Toughness

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Burberry Global Dir of Social Media Marketing MUSA TARIQ is "set to leave the brand to take up a similar role at Nike." Tariq joined the British luxury fashion brand as global head of digital marketing in '09, before being promoted to his current position last year. He had previously worked at ad ...

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