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04 / 23 / 14

Royal & Ancient CEO PETER DAWSON "is to retire" in Sept. '15. He will "also step down as secretary of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews." The R&A is to advertise the CEO's post this weekend and said that "an appointment is expected to be made in sufficient time to allow for an ...

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10/24/13
Ferguson Grilled Over Book Promotion

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10/24/13
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Businessman STUART HEAL "has been confirmed chairman" of the revamped New Zealand Cricket board. Heal was "unanimously voted in by the board at its first meeting in Auckland" on Wednesday. He was one of three members of the former board to seek re-election. Heal has been a NZC board member since ' ...

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10/24/13
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Following SANTIAGO PHELAN 's resignation, rugby coach DANIEL HOURCADE is "tipped to coach Argentina on its three-match tour of Europe next month" after leading Argentina's B team, the developmental Jaguars, to a "fourth successive Americas Rugby Championship title." Hourcade's first tour match wi ...

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10/24/13
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10/23/13
Ferguson: Beckham Distracted By Fame

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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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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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