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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 08 / 15

Fox Sports Digital named USA Today Sports Media Group VP/Digital Strategy MARK PESAVENTO  its senior VP of content. Pesavento, who helped launch USA Today’s "For the Win" site, will oversee all editorial and video content development for the company, as well as manage Fox Sports' social ...

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Bundesliga side VfB Stuttgart introduced ROBIN DUTT as its new sports director on Tuesday. The former head coach of league rival Werder Bremen replaces FREDI BOBIC , who was fired in September ( SID, 1/6 ). ... I-League side Mohun Bagan President SWAPAN SADHAN BOSE , General Secretary ANJAN M ...

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Australian broadcaster RICHIE BENAUD is "unlikely to make a hoped-for return to the commentary box for his hometown Sydney Cricket Ground Test." The Nine Network "left the door open for the 84-year-old commentary doyen to return for the fourth Test against India." Nine Head of Sport STEVE CRAWLEY ...

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