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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 01 / 15

The Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) has appointed STEFAN HOLZ as its new managing director, effective on Tuesday. Holz is replacing JAN POMMER ,   who left the league in the summer ( BBL ). FOOTBALL FOUNDATION APPOINTMENTS :  CHRIS POWELL  was named an ambassador for the Football ...

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Nigeria Football Federation General Secretary MUSA AMADU "quit his position after nearly five years of service." Amadu "has been the NFF general secretary since July 2010." The NFF "also announced" MOHAMMED SANUSI as its new general secretary. Sanusi "previously held the positions of assistant g ...

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The Spanish Tennis Federation (RFET) requested an audience with Spanish PM MARIANO RAJOY to address Spanish Superior Sports Council (CSD) President MIGUEL CARDENAL 's request to remove GALA LEÓN as captain of Spain's Davis Cup team. The RFET said in a statement, "The RFET received a noti ...

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03/20/15
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03/20/15
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03/19/15
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Former referee HOWARD WEBB has been "promoted to a new role as performance director for England's professional referees and will be the man who selects officials" for Premier League matches. Webb, who retired as a referee last year after a career that included "taking charge of the 2010 World Cup ...

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03/19/15
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Former U.S. baseball player BILLY BEANE joined Dutch side AZ Alkmaar "as an official advisor." Beane, who has managed the MLB Oakland Athletics since '98, will, according to a statement on the club's official website, "give AZ advice in the areas of high performance and innovation." AZ Dir of Foot ...

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03/18/15
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EPL side Sunderland appointed DICK ADVOCAAT as its new manager until the end of the season. The former Netherlands coach takes over a day after the sacking of GUS POYET "with the Black Cats one point above the Premier League relegation zone." Advocaat has "never managed in the Premier League" bu ...

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Not only has RORY MCILROY "replaced" TIGER WOODS as the number one golfer in the world, the Northern Irishman has "assumed his role as video game star." Woods has been the face of EA Sports' PGA Tour game since '98 but "he is being succeeded" by 25-year-old McIlroy. Woods' contract with the dist ...

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