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La Liga side Real Sociedad extended the contract of coach JAGOBA ARRASATE , who will remain with the club through the '15-16 season. Arrasate is in his first year as Real Sociedad's head coach after serving as an assistant ( INSIDE SPANISH FOOTBALL, 4/16 ). ... MARCO POLO DEL NERO was elected u...

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10/29/13
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London Evening Standard's MIHIR BOSE : "Andrea Agnelli, President of Juventus does not rule NFL-style league matches abroad. The spirit of the 39th games lives on." Sydney Morning Herald's BRAD WALTER : "Beautiful Fiji national anthem sung passionately by the Bati players - best so f ...

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10/29/13
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Afghan National Olympic Committee President  ZAHIR AGHBAR on Saturday announced his resignation. Aghbar said that "rifts within the National Olympic Committee had prompted his decision to stand down" ( PAJHWOK AFGHAN NEWS, 10/26 ). ... Moroccan track-and-field athlete HICHAM AL GU ...

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10/28/13
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European Professional Football Leagues President FRÉDÉRIC THIRIEZ "has been confirmed to lead the organization for another three years." Thiriez has been the acting president of the EPFL since May ( L'EQUIPE, 10/25 ). ... CHRIS KIWOMYA "has left his post as manager" of League One ...

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10/28/13
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German Football Federation (DFB) President WOLFGANG NIERSBACH "has been re-elected for another three-year term at the helm of the organization." The former sports journalist and DFB general secretary succeeded THEO ZWANZIGER as DFB president in March '12 ( FOCUS ONLINE, 10/25 ). ... Slovenian ...

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10/27/13
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ManU's DAVID STERNBERG : "@dairoberts @MANUNITED I agree, completely inappropriate, we apologise unreservedly and are taking appropriate internal action." London Guardian's OWEN GIBSON : ""He was not bad in the hour that he played." Hardly a ringing endorsement for the world's most expensiv ...

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10/25/13
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Bundesliga club Hertha BSC Berlin "has extended its contract with GM MICHAEL PREETZ until '17." The 46-year-old, whose contract was set to expire in '14, "has as expected signed an early contract extension for three additional years" ( SID, 10/24 ). ... Australian Football League side Brisbane L ...

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10/25/13
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Ukrainian world boxing champion and popular opposition leader VITALI KLITSCHKO announced on Thursday that "he would challenge" President VIKTOR YANUKOVYCH in elections due in March '15 ( AFP, 10/24 ). ... Actors GERARD DEPARDIEU and TIM ROTH "are to star as football bosses" JULES RIMET ...

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10/25/13
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London Daily Mirror's OLIVER HOLT : "At the moment, Uefa and Fifa very good at producing Tv ads and 'say no to racism' signs. But that's where it ends" London Independent's NICK SZCZEPANIK : "So Jerry Jones has been persuaded to bring the Dallas Cowboys to London - a coup for Wembley #nfl" ...

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10/25/13
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The most-read stories today on SportsBusinessDaily.com: 1) Sources: NFL Could Create Eight-Game Package Bringing In Up To $700M 2) Riddell Offers No Comment On Report NFL Will Not Extend Its Sponsorship 3) Contractor For New Vikings Stadium Struggling To Meet $737M Hard Budget 4) ...

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10/24/13
Ferguson Grilled Over Book Promotion

During his 27-year reign at Old Trafford, former ManU manager ALEX FERGUSON "rarely had to suffer journalists accusing him of being over-controlling, thin-skinned or remotely hypocritical," according to Andy Hodgson of the London EVENING STANDARD. But with his new book, "My Autobiography," to prom ...

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