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04 / 17 / 14

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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07/22/13
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London Times' KEVIN EASON : "How hard is it to watch the Tour, Open and Ashes all at once? Confused but thankful F1 suitably quiet" IBN18 Network's RAJDEEP SARDESAI : "Australia getting walloped; Tiger struggles: guess nothing is permanent in sport like in life." Barcelona forward CRIS ...

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07/19/13
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Gulf Top 6 rugby side Abu Dhabi Harlequins "have become the first UAE club to appoint an Arabic-speaking director of rugby," having recruited former Jordan player GHAITH JALAJEL for the role. Jalajel "will travel to the capital from Amman next week to take up the newly restructured, full-time posi ...

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07/19/13
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NBA Dallas Mavericks forward DIRK NOWITZKI showed off his entertainer qualities together with DJ FLULA BORG at a so-called "Auto Tunes" session. The 35-year-old sings the ROLLING STONE song "Satisfaction" in the backseat of a car driven by two Mavs cheerleaders. At the end of the video, t ...

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07/19/13
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Reuters' ALAN BALDWIN : "The Race of Champions is returning to Bangkok in December. Romain Grosjean to defend his title?" F1 Racing's JAMES ROBERTS : "I know it's a risk, but... I'm not going to pack my raincoat as I head up to Silverstone for the YDT." London Daily Telegraph's PAU ...

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07/18/13
Ecclestone Indicted On Bribery Charge

German prosecutors "have indicted" F1 CEO BERNIE ECCLESTONE on a bribery charge, according to the BBC. The charge relates to a $44M payment to German banker GERHARD GRIBKOWSKY of Bayern Landesbank, "linked to the sale of a stake in F1." Ecclestone "denies bribing Gribkowsky," and says that the m ...

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07/18/13
Mercedes Motorsport Dir Blackmailed

Former HRT Team Principal COLIN KOLLES tried to blackmail Mercedes Motorsport Dir TOTO WOLFF earlier this year, according to MOTORSPORT. A conversation between Wolff and a then-unnamed former F1 team boss was "secretly recorded" and then threatened to be used against him. German newspaper Bild r ...

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07/18/13
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Russian Premier League Dynamo Moscow President GENNADY SOLOVYOV has been replaced by billionaire BORIS ROTENBERG . Rotenberg, 56, with an estimated wealth of $1.4B and part of a family of tycoons who made their money in banking and construction linked to oil and gas, "was appointed by the board." ...

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07/18/13
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Former tennis player MARTINA HINGIS "will come out of retirement" to play her first match on the WTA Tour since '07. The 32-year-old "has accepted a wildcard to play doubles" with Slovakian DANIELA HANTUCHOVA at the Southern California Open in Carlsbad later this month ( BBC, 7/16 ). ... ...

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07/18/13
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ESPN's ADRIAN HEALEY : "Most of the football world (except EPL) takes a winter (Dec/Jan) break. Why not play a World Cup then? Players would be fresher.." Tour de France cyclist CHRIS FROOME : "Almost went over your head @albertocontador.. Little more care next time?" Financial Times' ...

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07/17/13
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The Williams F1 Team announced the appointment of PAT SYMONDS as chief technical officer. Effective Aug. 19 Symonds joins Williams from the Marussia F1 Team, where he held the position of technical consultant. MIKE COUGHLAN has stepped down from his position as technical director and will leave ...

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