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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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French former rugby int’l MARC PALANQUES was elected president of the French Rugby League Federation (FFR à XIII), “following federation’s general assembly in Toulouse.” Palanques, 55, "succeeds CARLOS ZALDUENDO "( L’ÉQUIPE, 7/2 ). ... Former Vil ...

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07/05/16
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CHRIS NAUMOFF , one of "Australia's rising stars, has been forced into premature retirement at the age of 21 due to a heart condition." The former Sydney FC attacker had "recently signed a three-year deal with Spanish Segunda Division club Numancia." A medical assessment "revealed an abno ...

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07/05/16
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One son is getting married in Mexico and the other son is playing in a Euro semi-final. Which do you choose? https://t.co/wrFaTJRYFa — Azi Farni (@AziFarniBBC) July 4, 2016 Nick Kyrgios interview😳! If only he knew how lucky he was to play his sport! But I guess you've got to ad ...

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07/01/16
Hangin' With ... Bill Hanway

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07/01/16
Ibrahimovic To Sign With ManU

Former Sweden striker ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC  confirmed he will sign for ManU after leaving Paris St. Germain, according to the BBC. The 34-year-old, capped 116 times for his country, "was out of contract after four years" at PSG. He will link up again with his former Inter Milan Manager ...

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07/01/16
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Premiership side Worcester Warriors confirmed Rugby Dir DEAN RYAN  "has left" the club. The 50-year old former Bristol, Newcastle Falcons and England player guided the Warriors "to promotion from the Championship" in '15. Ryan has "recently been linked with a move to Premiership rivals Bath." ...

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07/01/16
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Two-time Olympic champion shooter MICHAEL DIAMOND  "will not be allowed to represent Australia at the Rio Games" following his arrest on drunk driving and firearms offenses, Shooting Australia ruled. Diamond, who won back-to-back trap Gold Medals at the Atlanta and Sydney Olympics, had hi ...

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07/01/16
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Time to let the world know. My next destination is @ManUtd pic.twitter.com/DAK7iYlrCq — Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) June 30, 2016 Zlatan will achieve the unthinkable in making me actually want to watch the Premier League (we'll see how long that lasts) — Lee Rod ...

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06/30/16
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UFA Sports Managing Dir  ROBERT MÜLLER VON VULTEJUS is heading up the newly established Business Development Europe team that will identify and execute overarching growth projects and thereby expand Lagardère Sports’ current portfolio of projects and clients. M ...

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06/30/16
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Two Paralympians have "avoided sanction after testing positive for meldonium." Ukrainian weightlifter MARIANA SHEVCHUK  and Russian thrower VLADIMIR ANDRYUSHCHENKO  "are the first to benefit" from WADA's clarification on positive tests." Meldonium was banned on Jan. 1, but WADA "later ad ...

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