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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 28 / 15

ManU Manager LOUIS VAN GAAL has just two seasons remaining at the club, "revealing that he will not extend his contract beyond the three-year deal he signed last summer." The Dutchman explained to reporters "that he had made a promise to his wife about retiring" and that he plans to honor it. When...

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Canadian SONIA DENONCOURT "has been appointed" CONCACAF's director of refereeing. Denoncourt's role "will be to head all aspects" of refereeing and the "development of referees across the region, including directing the Heads of Refereeing in the Central American Football Union (UNCAF) and the Car ...

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Argentine RICARDO GARECA "declined to manage the Costa Rican national team." He was considered "the likely new coach after visiting following an invitation to the country by the Costa Rican Football Federation, which had hoped to sign him for four years, with an eye on Russia 2018." He declined th ...

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Pardew asked to describe Newcastle's performance in 3 words: "No" — Rob Harris (@RobHarris) December 13, 2014 Righto. Fantasy football advice needed. Both my goalies are injured, I have used my one free transfer and have no wildcard. What now? — Alan Baldwin (@alanbaldwinf1 ...

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The most-read stories from the Weekend Rap: 1) Hornets, Notre Dame Wear Shirts In Support Of Garner Movement 2) Mariota's Heisman Victory Includes Lucrative Marketing Possibilities 3) Orioles Favorites For '16 All-Star Game; Marlins, Padres Vie For '17 4) Peterson To File Suit Against N ...

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The son of IAAF President LAMINE DIACK is "among senior officials from the embattled athletics governing body who have stepped down from their posts pending the outcome of an investigation" into allegations of institutionalized doping in Russia. PAPA MASSATA DIACK , an IAAF marketing consultant w ...

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Sailor DIRK DE RIDDER 's three-year suspension has been "cut to 18 months following an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport." The former member of Oracle Team USA was hit with his initial ban following "alleged involvement in the manipulation of weight disruption on yachts during the A ...

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Chelsea the only professional football club committed to living wage for all staff. Minimum wage £6.50 per hr adult, £5.13 18-20s, £3.79 U18 — David Conn (@david_conn) December 11, 2014 Big kudos to @McLarenF1 @eboullier and co for securing Alonso signing. Ma ...

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Paddy Power Marketing Chief CHRISTIAN WOOLFENDEN has been promoted to managing director of retail for the U.K. and Ireland as “part of a wider management shake-up.” Woolfenden takes over the role from current retail head ANDY MCCUE , who will become Paddy Power's CEO from Jan.1. Woolf ...

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Russian Tennis Federation (RTF) President SHAMIL TARPISCHEV is "weighing up an appeal against his year-long WTA Tour suspension for making an inappropriate comment" about VENUS and SERENA WILLIAMS . He said, "I am looking at the possibility of filing a lawsuit. If I am going to make such a mov ...

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