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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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10/07/13
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Liga MX side Atlas fired coach OMAR ASAD after the team "recently completed its 13th consecutive match without a victory." An Atlas statement said, "Omar Asad's time at the head of the club has concluded. We will provide more information on Monday or Tuesday" ( LA AFICION, 10/6 ). ... Fox Int'l ...

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10/07/13
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A participant in the BARCELONA-MARESME CHALLENGE , a triathlon that took place Sunday, "died of cardiac arrest." Two EMS units "arrived on the scene, but were unable to save him." The event attracted 350 participants from 36 countries ( MUNDO DEPORTIVO, 10/6 ). ... FC Barcelona President SANDRO ...

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10/07/13
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Sky News' MICHAEL BRIDGE : "Pretty speechless after that. Diame and Morrison the pick of the West Ham players. #THFC will hope this is a one off. Plenty to ponder." London Daily Mirror's JOHN CROSS : "Whether you agree with it or not, the police warnings had an effect. Huge reduction in the ...

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10/04/13
Ferguson Had Offers To Leave ManU

Former ManU Manager ALEX FERGUSON appeared on PBS' "Charlie Rose" to discuss his tenure at the iconic club. Ferguson said while he was at ManU, "one or two offers came along" to leave the club for another "it always came back to this point: Why would you leave United? Where is a bigger challenge?" ...

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10/04/13
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Australian Football League side Richmond has named PEGGY O'NEAL "the first female club president in AFL history." American-born O'Neal, a lawyer, "has lived in Australia for the past 24 years and served on the Richmond board" since late '05. Her elevation to succeed the retiring GARY MARCH "was ...

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10/04/13
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Russian F1 team Marussia has signed a new contract with driver JULES BIANCHI , 23, that will keep him in the team's driver lineup for the '14 season ( Marussia F1 ). ... German swimmer BRITTA STEFFEN , who won Gold in the 50m and 100m freestyle at the 2008 Beijing Games, annouced her retirement. S ...

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10/04/13
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London Guardian's OWEN GIBSON : "Mood music from Fifa ex-co suggests we won't get definitive decision tomorrow but instead unveiling of a consultation - with same end result" London Times' OLIVER KAY : "Beginning to welcome Fifa indecision over Qatar 2022. Their indecision tends to be pre ...

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10/03/13
Ferguson: Glazers 'Always Supportive'

Former ManU Manager ALEX FERGUSON appeared on PBS' "Charlie Rose" Tuesday night to discuss his tenure as manager of the iconic club and the state of the game today. Ferguson said the "way the game has changed" is the amount of money coming into the sport from TV and "it gives clubs the opport ...

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10/03/13
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The Austrian Football Federation (ÖFB) "has extended its contract with national team head coach" MARCEL KOLLER until '15 ( ÖSTERREICH, 10/2 ). ... The WTA "announced the appointment" of RYAN SANDILANDS as the regional CEO of Asia-Pacific. Sandilands, who will be based out of a new WT ...

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