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04 / 17 / 14

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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05/01/13
Whyte Allegedly Kept Cash From Rangers

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04/30/13
Briatore Sounds Off On State of F1

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04/30/13
Bale Is Player Of The Year

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04/30/13
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League Two Crawley Town Chair VIC MARLEY has "stood down" after six years on the job. Club Dir DAVE POTTINGER "has been announced as his replacement" ( THIS IS SUSSEX, 4/29 ). COACHES/MANAGERS: Second Bundesliga club Erzgebirge Aue has appointed FALKO GÖTZ as its head coach. Th ...

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04/30/13
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04/29/13
Premier League Chooses Fry For Chair

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04/29/13
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