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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 30 / 16

DIDIER LAHAYE  has been named adjunct director of sports for Canal+. He will report to Sports Dir THIERRY CHELEMAN . Lahaye was director of sports editing at Canal+ since last year ( MEDIA SPORTIF, 8/29 ). ...  JASON GILLESPIE  "will leave his position as Yorkshire head coach at t...

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