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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 01 / 16

German Football League (DFL) Senior Legal Counsel CHRISTIAN FRODL  is "taking up a new position" at German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland. He will "move to Sky at the start of next year" in a role supporting DFL Senior VP of Sports Rights HANS GABBE , according to Sponsors.de . Frodl is ...

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DERMOT DESMOND , the billionaire Irish businessman who controls Scottish Premiership side Celtic, has made a "late attempt" to thwart a £2.3B ($3.5B) merger between Ladbrokes and Gala Coral. Desmond, 65, who owns just under 3% of Ladbrokes, sent a letter to all shareholders ahead of next ...

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Puma appointed STEFAN GNAD  as its new head of golf within its affiliate Cobra Puma Golf DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) & Benelux. In his new role, Gnad will head up the Cobra Golf and Puma Golf business including equipment, footwear, apparel and accessories in the DACH & Bene ...

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England's 2003 Rugby World Cup winner  JONNY WILKINSON  stepped up to "collect his CBE." The 36-year-old "brought the curtain down on a glittering career" in '14 by "masterminding Toulon's second-straight Heineken Cup win." Boxer CARL FROCH , who will collect an MBE for services to boxing ...

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