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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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05/28/13
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Paralympian OSCAR PISTORIUS "was fined for unpaid taxes after being forced to declare his assets during his bail hearing." The tax authorities fined Pistorius £69,169 ($104,000), "which he duly paid." Pistorius's agent PEET VAN ZYL said, "I am not aware of any of that. As far as I know his ...

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05/28/13
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Tennis player MARIA SHARAPOVA : "My French Open @nikeid shoe collection." (see picture). London Guardian's OWEN GIBSON : "Line of suited hospitality hosts holding up signs saying "Gazprom", "Heineken", "UniCredit" etc on red carpet. This is what it's all about." London Daily Mirror's ...

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05/24/13
AFL Essendon CEO Ian Robson Resigns

Australian Football League side Essendon's supplements crisis "has claimed its biggest scalp so far," with Essendon CEO IAN ROBSON resigning, according to Brodie & Niall of THE AGE. Robson said that "he had offered to resign as soon as the extent of the club's supplements crisis was revea ...

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05/24/13
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Cameroon has appointed German VOLKER FINKE as head coach of the national football team. Finke takes over for JEAN-PAUL AKONO , who was brought in to replace DENIS LAVAGNE in September ( REUTERS, 5/23 ). Do you have an executive announcement? If so, please send to: global@sportsbusinessd ...

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05/24/13
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England's longest-serving football manager is retiring aged 71, and he is not ALEX FERGUSON . JIMMY DAVIES "will step aside from his post" at amateur club Waterloo Dock after a 50-year stint that makes the former ManU boss's 26 years "look short" ( REUTERS, 5/23 ). ... PRINCE WILLIAM will r ...

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05/24/13
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Golfweek's ALISTAIR TAIT : "Sunshine just broke out at Wentworth. @WestwoodLee must think he's back home in Florida. #EuropeanTourGolf #BMWPGAChampionship" London Evening Standard's MIHIR BOSE : "The Germans certainly have lessons for English football at this current time, how to adapt & ...

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05/23/13
Ferguson Lands $3M Ambassador Deal

JASON FERGUSON "is masterminding" father ALEX FERGUSON 's "hugely lucrative post-management options" nine years after the ManU board pledged never to do business again with his football agency, according to Charles Sale of the London DAILY MAIL. Jason Ferguson's disbanded Elite Sport "ceased to a ...

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05/23/13
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Bundesliga club Hamburg SV has reportedly fired Sport Dir FRANK ARNESEN . Local radio station NRD 90.3 reported Arnesen, who came from EPL Chelsea to Hamburg in the summer of '11 and has a contract until '14, "has been sent on administrative leave" ( SID, 5/22 ). ... South Africa National First D ...

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05/23/13
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Serie A Juventus coach ANTONIO CONTE and captain GIANLUIGI BUFFON have "led a club delegation" to meet POPE FRANCIS at the Vatican. Pope Francis "is a football lover and an avid fan of Argentine team San Lorenzo," although he is also said to like Juventus because of his "family's roots from th ...

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05/23/13
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Reuters' KAROLOS GROHMANN : "Please, no more @ChampionsLeague final predictions from animals. We already have forecasts from a monkey, tapir and two otters. Enough! #bvb" London Times' JAMES DUCKER : "Pellegrini not even formally appointed as #mcfc manager yet and is already talking abo ...

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