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La Liga side Real Sociedad extended the contract of coach JAGOBA ARRASATE , who will remain with the club through the '15-16 season. Arrasate is in his first year as Real Sociedad's head coach after serving as an assistant ( INSIDE SPANISH FOOTBALL, 4/16 ). ... MARCO POLO DEL NERO was elected u...

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09/17/13
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Reuters' KAROLOS GROHMANN : "footballers in Britain to wear rainbow-coloured laces to back anti-homophobia campaign next weeknd. U'd get arrested in #Sochi2014 for that." Football journalist GABRIELE MARCOTTI : "Wow. Kaka has groin strain, will be out a month. Announces he doesn't want to ...

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09/16/13
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The Int'l Tennis Federation has opened an investigation into Spanish tennis player NURIA LLAGOSTERA , who tested positive for amphetamines during a tournament in July. The ITF suspended Llagostera on Sept. 8 and she "will remain suspended while the investigation is ongoing" ( AS, 9/15 ). ... Form ...

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09/16/13
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Reuters' ALAN BALDWIN : "The weird world of football. Tunisia have qualified for World Cup playoffs, a day after their manager quit because they hadn't qualified." Payne Sports Media Strategies CEO & Chair MICHAEL PAYNE : "If #FIFA like #IOC getting grief over #Russia gay rights law,wh ...

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09/13/13
Ferrari Sends Hülkenberg Rejection Text

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09/13/13
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The Mexican national football team has hired VÍCTOR MANUEL VUCETICH to replace LUIS FERNANDO TENA as head coach. Tena coached just one match "as interim manager," which Mexico lost to the U.S. 2-0 Tuesday night. Vucetich is "best known for his recent tenure with Liga MX Monterrey," where ...

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09/13/13
V8 Commissioner Skaife Quits His Post

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09/13/13
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U.S. marketing expert and Madrid 2020 adviser TERRENCE BURNS said that Madrid Mayor ANA BOTELLA 's "relaxing cup of coffee" phrase was his idea. Botella was widely criticized for saying, "nobody enjoys life the way that the Spanish do" and adding that the "best way to appreciate this is to drin ...

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09/13/13
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09/12/13
Sky Sports Wins Corporate Award

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