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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 24 / 18

Kickboxing organization Glory named  MARSHALL ZELAZNIK  CEO, and he will lead the global growth of the company. Zelaznik opened the first UFC office in the U.K. and "created a raft of events in the burgeoning sport" of MMA in Britain ( London TELEGRAPH, 1/23 ). ... Creative communic...

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01/16/17
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Lagardère Sports announced the appointment of LAURENT PLATINI  and THOMAS LAVENANT  for the positions of business development director and events division director of Lagardère Sports in France, respectively. Both report to Lagardère Sports France Managing Dir ...

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01/16/17
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Former Ryder Cup captain and "founding father of the European Tour" JOHN JACOBS  died aged 91. Jacobs, from Yorkshire, competed in the Ryder Cup in '55, before captaining the side twice, "most notably" in '79 when European players competed for the first time. But "it was in his coaching career ...

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01/16/17
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Marseille fans "Drogba: stop saying you love OM. You earn more in a month than we'd never in a life. Don't be a crybaby + go back to China." pic.twitter.com/70cCCwMsCb — Archie Rhind-Tutt (@archiert1) January 15, 2017 FIFA should make it their job to make sure this sort of thing ...

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01/16/17
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The most-read stories from the Weekend Rap: 1) NFL Eyeing Primetime Slot For Future Sunday Playoff Games 2) NFL Continuing With Steelers-Chiefs Game Amid Wintry Weather 3) Sources: Raiders To File Relocation Papers To Move To Las Vegas 4) Spurs-Suns Draws Largest Crowd For NBA Game In ...

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01/13/17
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Ligue 1 side Olympique de Marseille announced THIERRY ALDEBERT as its director of security. With the new position, Aldebert will be responsible for team security in Marseille and while traveling to matches in France and abroad ( OM ). ... Three years after arriving at the Lawn Tennis Associat ...

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01/13/17
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Former England Manager GRAHAM TAYLOR  died aged 72. As a club manager, Taylor led Watford from the Fourth Division to runners-up in the old First Division in six years, and to the 1984 FA Cup final. He took Aston Villa to second in the First Division, returning to Watford and Villa "after his ...

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01/13/17
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Sad news about Graham Taylor . Had so much respect for him . Gave me my premier league debut and I will always be thankful . — Peter Crouch (@petercrouch) January 12, 2017 Sir Elton John on Graham Taylor: "We will cherish Graham & drown our sorrows in the many brilliant memori ...

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01/12/17
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World Surf League co-Owner & Chair PAUL SPEAKER decided to step down from his CEO position at the end of the month. Speaker, however, will continue to be a co-owner of the competition and will work with the ownership group and board of directors to ensure a smooth transition until a new CEO ha ...

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Former Chelsea and Real Madrid midfielder CLAUDE MAKELELE  "has been appointed to the coaching staff" at EPL side Swansea City by new Manager PAUL CLEMENT . Makelele, 43, was a "key part of the first Chelsea team to win the Premier League following his arrival from Real Madrid and it was ...

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