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Argentine first division side Arsenal de Sarandí coach GUSTAVO ALFARO resigned after a "decision made by the club's executive board on Monday night." The club "quickly announced" that it hired MARTÍN PALERMO as Alfaro's replacement ( LA NACION, 4/15 ). Do you have an executive...

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10/23/13
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Adidas has promoted former Product Marketing Dir GAVIN THOMSON to the role of managing director of its North Europe operations, including the U.K., "following a restructure of the business." Thomson, who has been senior VP of global sales at adidas's Wholesale Centre of Excellence since Oct. '11, ...

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10/23/13
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A-League side Melbourne Victory coach ANGE POSTECOGLOU "has accepted an offer to become head coach" of the Australian national team but his club is still demanding A$1M ($970,000) in "compensation before releasing him." Postecoglou was "one of three candidates in the running -- the other two being ...

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10/23/13
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Official Twitter feed of WORLD SOCCER TALK : "Lovely! Just got a nasty e-mail from the Premier League demanding that an animated GIF of Jack Wilshere's goal be removed from our website." Yahoo Sports' SHANE BACON : "Not to defend Rio, but hundreds of alligators on the golf course might ...

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10/22/13
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San Marino football coach GIAMPAOLO MAZZA has "reportedly quit after 15 years in charge of the national side ranked joint bottom of FIFA's world rankings table." Mazza oversaw a "total of 85 matches, collecting just one win." Mazza bowed out with an "8-0 home defeat by Ukraine on Tuesday, having b ...

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10/22/13
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Japanese baseball club Orix Buffaloes Owner YOSHIHIKO MIYAUCHI will serve as acting commissioner of  Nippon Professional Baseball through the end of the year. Because an owner "cannot double as commissioner," Miyauchi's post with the Buffaloes will temporarily be filled by former Orix VP SHU ...

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10/22/13
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TV presenter GARY LINEKER : "Pity it's Portugal v Sweden in WC play-offs. One of football's biggest stars will miss #Brazil2014 . Ronaldo or Ibrahimovic for BBC pundit?" London Daily Mail's IAN LADYMAN : "Interested to see whats in the Fergie book. Will be disappointed if he hasnt address ...

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10/21/13
Ferguson's Autobiography Featured

Former ManU Manager ALEX FERGUSON 's final victory was not the '12-13 Premier League title, his 13th in nearly 27 years as ManU manager, according to Paul Hayward of the London TELEGRAPH. The last triumph "was against his own fear of retirement, idleness, isolation: an anxiety that stalked him thro ...

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10/21/13
Mexico Names Herrera Its New Coach

The Mexico Football Federation on Friday officially named MIGUEL "EL PIOJO" HERRERA to replace VICTOR MANUEL VUCETICH as "El Tri coach," according to ESPN. Herrera becomes "Mexico's fourth coach in three months and is tasked with the immediate challenge" of leading Mexico to "victory Nov. 13 and ...

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10/21/13
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IOC President THOMAS BACH appointed JOCHEN FÄRBER has head of his exec office. Färber has a background in sport from both the media and management sides. Färber is currently the managing director of Germany's Olympic training center for fencing ( IOC ). ... English Super League si ...

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10/21/13
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Brazil Sports Minister ALDO REBELO , one of the key figures behind the delivery of the 2014 World Cup, has "reversed his decision to stand down" in December and is now "set to remain in the post through next year." He has changed his decision to step down following an appeal from Brazil President ...

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