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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 08 / 16

Former New South Wales Premier BARRY O'FARRELL 's appointment as Racing Australia's new CEO has "left the industry surprised as many struggle to comprehend" the "interesting and possibly confusing" decision by the sport's national body. It is O'Farrell's first full-time role "since he famously quit...

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Electronic Arts has chosen ANDREW WILSON , who was "the head of its sports unit, responsible for video gaming franchises such as FIFA Soccer and Madden NFL," as its new CEO. The 39-year-old succeeds JOHN RICCITIELLO , "who stood down in March" ( FINANCIAL TIMES, 9/17 ). ... Bundesliga club Ham ...

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Barcelona defender GERARD PIQUE has accused Real Madrid of "financing its signings thanks to its connection to a financing entity." Pique said, "I have read that since '02, Madrid has spent €1.2B ($1.6B). We also spend, but we do not have [Spanish bank] Bankia. That's how it is, and I re ...

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09/18/13
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BBC's JENNIE GOW : "Tweeting from a plane…how cool is that! Somewhere over Southern Russia and NO before you say it…this is not illegal! #F1 #F1longhaul" Former Athletic Bilbao and Juventus forward FERNANDO LLORENTE : "Q bien ha empezado el Athletic los primeros minutos en el ...

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09/17/13
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Former Championship Leeds United Manager HOWARD WILKINSON "knows about pressure," according to Andrew Hill of the FINANCIAL TIMES. He said, “No offence to captains of industry but even a FTSE 100 chairman can postpone a board meeting. A manager can’t postpone a football match and every ...

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09/17/13
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Croatian tennis player MARAN CILIC "has been banned for nine months after testing positive for the stimulant nikethamide" at the BMW Open in Munich earlier this year. The Int'l Tennis Federation said in a statement that 24-year-old had "ingested the nikethamide inadvertently as a result of takin ...

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09/17/13
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Reuters' KAROLOS GROHMANN : "footballers in Britain to wear rainbow-coloured laces to back anti-homophobia campaign next weeknd. U'd get arrested in #Sochi2014 for that." Football journalist GABRIELE MARCOTTI : "Wow. Kaka has groin strain, will be out a month. Announces he doesn't want to ...

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09/16/13
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The Int'l Tennis Federation has opened an investigation into Spanish tennis player NURIA LLAGOSTERA , who tested positive for amphetamines during a tournament in July. The ITF suspended Llagostera on Sept. 8 and she "will remain suspended while the investigation is ongoing" ( AS, 9/15 ). ... Form ...

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Reuters' ALAN BALDWIN : "The weird world of football. Tunisia have qualified for World Cup playoffs, a day after their manager quit because they hadn't qualified." Payne Sports Media Strategies CEO & Chair MICHAEL PAYNE : "If #FIFA like #IOC getting grief over #Russia gay rights law,wh ...

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09/13/13
Ferrari Sends Hülkenberg Rejection Text

Sauber F1 driver NICO HÜLKENBERG , who was in negotiations with Ferrari for a '14 cockpit, "was informed of the Italian team's decision to go with Lotus driver KIMI RÄIKKÖNEN instead through a text message," according to BILD. Scuderia Ferrari Team Principal STEFANO DOMENICALI se ...

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The Mexican national football team has hired VÍCTOR MANUEL VUCETICH to replace LUIS FERNANDO TENA as head coach. Tena coached just one match "as interim manager," which Mexico lost to the U.S. 2-0 Tuesday night. Vucetich is "best known for his recent tenure with Liga MX Monterrey," where ...

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