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04 / 16 / 14

Argentine first division side Arsenal de Sarandí coach GUSTAVO ALFARO resigned after a "decision made by the club's executive board on Monday night." The club "quickly announced" that it hired MARTÍN PALERMO as Alfaro's replacement ( LA NACION, 4/15 ). Do you have an executive...

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05/13/13
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05/13/13
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Man City "will sack" Manager ROBERTO MANCINI this week. Man City is "still debating the timings of the move," but the manager could be dismissed before the club’s match at Reading on Tuesday or, failing that, "before or immediately after the final game of the season against Norwich City at t ...

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05/13/13
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05/10/13
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New Zealand Olympic Committee President MIKE STANLEY has been re-elected. Stanley, who became president in '09 after six years as a board member, was "unopposed at the committee's general assembly in Auckland" ( STUFF, 5/8 ). ... Havas Media U.K. Managing Dir PAUL FRAMPTON will become CEO whil ...

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