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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 30 / 16

ANDY MURRAY  "added another accolade to his Wimbledon and Olympic crowns this year" when he was named the 2016 Scottish Sportsperson of the Year at the Team Scotland Scottish Sports Awards in Edinburgh. It is "the third time Murray has lifted the Emirates Lonsdale Trophy" ( HERALD SCOTLAND, 9...

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04/21/16
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After French Football League (LFP) President FRÉDÉRIC THIRIEZ stepped down earlier this week, now LFP Media Dir FRÉDÉRIC JAILLANT “is also stepping down from his post.” Former TF1 Sports Dir Jaillant was with the LFP for nine years ( L’ÉQUIPE ...

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04/21/16
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The Int'l Cricket Council said that Hong Kong all-rounder IRFAN AHMED  has been banned for two-and-a-half years for "failing to disclose approaches made to him to engage in corruption." The 26-year-old Pakistan-born cricketer was "provisionally suspended in November" with the ICC's anti-c ...

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04/21/16
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RONNIE O'SULLIVAN  has "received a formal warning from World Snooker after failing to fulfil media obligations at the World Championship in Sheffield." He "refused to speak to reporters" after his first-round win over DAVID GILBERT ( BBC, 4/19 ). ... NICK BLACKWELL  announced his ret ...

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