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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 20 / 15

Canadian KEITH PELLEY  has been named as the new CEO of the European Tour, succeeding GEORGE O'GRADY . O'Grady announced in November that he would be "stepping down from his role but would continue until a permanent successor was found." Pelley will "replace him from this summer, wi...

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The BBC's RICHARD CONWAY : "Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore on Luis Suarez leaving English football: "I'm not sorry to see him go." More on @bbc5live." Bloomberg's TARIQ PANJA : "FIFA should publish details of international transfers - how much player signed for and who got ...

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Eurosport's TOM ADAMS : "Already speculation Barcelona will quickly sign Reus and Koke and loan them back for this season. When a transfer ban isn't a transfer ban." The AP's GRAHAM DUNBAR : "Last week, FIFA WCup technical report praises Switzerland's Benaglio among 'new generation of (skil ...

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08/13/14
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Former Barcelona coach GERARDO MARTINO will succeed ALEJANDRO SABELLA as the coach of the Argentine national team for the next four years. Argentine FA Treasurer JOSÉ LEMME confirmed "that Martino's arrival has been agreed upon" ( MARCA, 8/11 ). ... PAT HICKEY was elected unopposed ...

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IOC member PRINCESS HAYA of Jordan "cited her relief work for Gaza as a reason not to seek re-election" as Int'l Equestrian Federation president. Princess Haya "was expected to win a third four-year term in December, when she will now also have to give up her Olympic position" ( AP, 8/12 ). ... ...

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Bayern Munich striker THOMAS MÜLLER : "Ein Großer verlässt die Nationalmannschaft! WM-Rekordtorjäger Miro Klose war immer ein Vorbild an Einsatz, Laufbereitschaft und Torgefahr!" ... ("A great one is leaving the national team! World Cup record goal scorer Miro Klose was alway ...

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08/12/14
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Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund has agreed to extend the contract of CEO HANS-JOACHIM WATZKE until Dec. 31, 2019. Watzke’s current contract was due to expire on Dec. 31, 2016. Watzke will continue to maintain overall responsibility for the strategic development of the parent company as wel ...

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