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Russia's Human Rights Commissioner VLADIMIR LUKIN "has been re-elected as the president of the country's Paralympic Committee after its most successful Winter Games in history." Lukin has presided over the Paralympic Committee since '96. The re-election will take Lukin through the 2018 PyeongChang...

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11/21/13
Scottish Rangers Appoint Wallace CEO

Scottish League 1 Rangers have appointed former Man City COO GRAHAM WALLACE as its new CEO, according to the Scotland DAILY RECORD. The Dumfries-born businessman "will also join the Rangers International Football Club Plc board of directors as well as the club's board with immediate effect." Walla ...

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11/21/13
ATP Names New Head Of Men's Tennis

The ATP has announced the appointment of CHRIS KERMODE as exec chairman and president. Kermode will begin a three-year term at the helm of the ATP starting on Jan. 1, and will be based in the ATP’s London office. Kermode has been involved in tennis for more than 30 years, first as a pla ...

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11/21/13
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Real Madrid on Wednesday announced that it has relieved ALBERTO TORIL , "the coach of Real Madrid Castilla -- the club's junior team -- of his coaching duties." JOSÉ MANUEL DÍAZ , who currently coaches the Real Madrid C team, will take over as coach of Real Madrid Castilla, which c ...

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11/21/13
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IOC President THOMAS BACH made his first visit to South Korea Wednesday ( YONHAP NEWS, 11/20 ). ... India senior women's field hockey team coach INDERJIT SINGH GILL died "in a fatal road accident near Sangrur in Punjab." Gill "was also part of the coaching staff of the senior women's team that ...

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11/21/13
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BBC's JENNIE GOW : "Just looking at the new provisional calendar for next #F1 season looks like number of back to back races will be significantly less. Half!" London Guardian's OWEN GIBSON : "Blatter said talks showed "the important role football can play in generating publicity and thus ...

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11/20/13
Barca To Name New Communications Dir

FC Barcelona has "reportedly sacked" Communications Dir  XAVIER MARTIN and is "set to appoint a fourth person to the role since 2010," according to FOOTBALL ESPANA. The club is "expected to release a statement" confirming Martin's removal from the position, which he has held since Dec. '11. Wh ...

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11/20/13
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Czech FA Chair MIROSLAV PELTA said that PAVEL VRBA , who currently coaches Czech side Viktoria Plzen, will "take over the Czech Republic national team on Jan. 1" ( EP, 11/19 ). ... BJ-League team The Rizing Fukuoka named KIMITOSHI SANO head coach. Sano's promotion "is the first official coa ...

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11/20/13
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Spanish tennis player NURIA LLAGOSTERA on Tuesday announced her retirement following a recent two-year suspension that "was going to prevent her from officially competing again until Nov. 7, 2015." Llagostera, 33, "emotionally stated that her career is ending here" ( EFE, 11/19 ). ... Chilean FC ...

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11/20/13
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FIFA President SEPP BLATTER : "Enjoyed conf-call with Moroccan media. Big #ClubWC interest. Country worked hard on stadia since 2010WC bid. Confident will be great hosts." ManU defender RIO FERDINAND : "@Cristiano has ended the Ballon D'or argument tonight....if he don't win it now then Bla ...

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11/19/13
Armstrong Claims UCI Doping Cover Up

LANCE ARMSTRONG claims former Int'l Cycling Union President HEIN VERBRUGGEN "instigated a cover-up of his doping at the 1999 Tour de France," according to the AP. Armstrong said Verbruggen insisted "we've got to come up with something" to explain his positive tests for a banned corticosteroid. T ...

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