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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 11 / 26 / 14

The Greek Super League elected Asteras Tripolis President GIORGOS BOROVILOS as president on Monday "after he secured 13 votes out of the 16 teams in the league," with Panthrakikos President DIMITRIS TZELEPIS elected as his deputy ( REUTERS, 11/25 ). ... The NBA announced that JAN MENNEKEN h...

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06/26/14
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Bundesliga club FC Cologne has signed an early contract extension with Sports Dir JÖRG JAKOBS until June 30, 2018. Jakobs has been with the club since the '12-13 season ( FC Cologne ). ... Spanish third division side Real Oviedo named JOSÉ GUADALUPE CRUZ its new coach. Cruz previousl ...

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The England & Wales Cricket Board named SANJAY PATEL chief sales and marketing officer. Currently Heineken’s marketing strategy and planning director, he will succeed ECB Commercial Dir JOHN PERERA , who is retiring from this role at the end of the year after nearly a decade in the post ...

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