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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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05/22/13
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TAMAS AJAN of Hungary "has been re-elected to serve four more years" as president of the Int'l Weightlifting Federation, which he has led since '00. Ajan defeated European Weightlifting Federation President ANTONIO URSO ( AP, 5/21 ). ... The man who was dubbed "career delegation leader" for le ...

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05/22/13
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Former Indian int'l sprinter ANAND SHETTY , 49, "passed away on Tuesday morning" after colliding head-on with a bus near Krotekar, India ( PTI, 5/21 ). ... ManU Manager ALEX FERGUSON "capped his final season in charge of the English Premier League champions by clinching the League Managers' Ass ...

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05/22/13
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Williams F1 Chief Race Engineer XEVI PUJOLAR : "#Monaco Race6 #F1 about to take off for our flight to Nice. Today flying with #A319 . Monaco is a unique track so let's see what we can do!" beIN Sport's PHIL SCHOEN : "Man City might've had probs getting stadium approved, but Yankees will ste ...

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05/21/13
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F1 team Mercedes AMG Petronas has reached an agreement with Vodafone McLaren Mercedes for British motor racing engineer PADDY LOWE to join the team on June 3. Lowe will assume the title of exec director and work closely with Team Principal ROSS BRAWN , Exec Dir TOTO WOLFF and the team's senior ...

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05/21/13
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Paralympian OSCAR PISTORIUS "will not compete again this year as he awaits trial for murder, despite receiving a number of meeting invitations." Pistorius's coach, AMPIE LOUW , confirmed that they have "turned down invitations to take part in major international athletic events" ( SPORT24, 5/20 ...

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05/21/13
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TV presenter GARY LINEKER : "Smart move by @FA and @nikefootball to go slightly German with the strip. If you can't beat 'em......." Reuters' KAROLOS GROHMANN : "Car bombs in Dagestan kill at least two as #CSKAMoscow prepare to face Anzhi Makhachkala there. Reminder also for #Sochi2014 #o ...

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05/20/13
Ex-Man City Coach Thanks Fans With Ad

Former Man City coach ROBERTO MANCINI Sunday used the pages of the Manchester Evening News to thank City fans for their support during his three-year reign at the Etihad, according to Tom Brooks-Pollock of the MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS. Mancini -- who has not spoken to the media in England ...

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05/20/13
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PGA European Tour Chair NEIL COLES will "step down." The 78-year-old Englishman "took on the role" of chairman in Nov. '75 ( European Tour ). ... MP & Silva Group has announced PETER HUTTON as its new COO. Hutton will lead the group's global commercial strategy. Hutton was ESPN STAR sports m ...

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05/20/13
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Amateur boxing association CEO C.K. WU of Taiwan "is entering the race for president" of the IOC. Wu notified President JACQUES ROGGE on Friday "that he will be a candidate to succeed him as head of the IOC." Wu, a 66-year-old architect, "plans to declare his candidacy at a news conference in Ta ...

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05/20/13
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Sky Deutschland's DIRK GROSSE : "Federer mit unglaublicher Contenance. Kein Fluchen, kein Schlägerwurf. #atproma So wie @TheBorisBecker früher :))" ... ("Federer with unbelievable composure. No swearing, no racket throwing. #atproma Just like @TheBorisBecker in the past :))") AP's ...

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