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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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04/29/13
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U.K.-based AP reporter ROB HARRIS : "Arsenal fan comes past press box and says: "Say it was shocking - hold nothing back. We need to spend some money"" NBC F1 reporter WILL BUXTON : "So happy for @VickyPiria. Overcoming the tricky weather to take her first podium in her second F3 race at Pa ...

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04/26/13
Sharapova Talks Russian Candy Debut

MARIA SHARAPOVA is "known for her punishing ground strokes on the tennis court and elegant style on the red carpet," but candy "was not an obvious choice for a first foray into business," according to Ezekiel Pfeifer of the MOSCOW TIMES. However, "all the pieces came together." Sharapova spok ...

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04/26/13
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Uruguayan EUGENIO FIGUEREDO took charge of South America's football governing body CONMEBOL on Wednesday following the resignation of its President NICOLAS LEOZ . Figueredo was president of the Uruguayan FA, one of the 10 members of CONMEBOL, from '97-06. CONMEBOL's exec committee will meet at th ...

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04/26/13
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CNN Int'l's ALEX THOMAS : "Fair play to Jose. The Special One admitting how special Dortmund were tonight. Lavishes praise on Lewandowski. @CNNFC" Sat.1 & kabel eins' ANDREA KAISER : "Ich sag nur #lewandowski :-))))) Sensation @BVB" ... ("I only say #lewandowski :-))))) sensational @ ...

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04/26/13
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British Paralympian DAVID WEIR  on Thursday "ruled himself out of the World Championships in Lyon" in July. That "may open the door for the winner of four gold medals last summer to return to the Olympic Stadium for the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games." Weir is still deciding whether to tak ...

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04/25/13
Scotland Watchdog Opposes Trump's Ad

U.S. businessman DONALD TRUMP has been given "an embarrassing rebuke" by U.K. officials who ruled that an advertisement linked to his new $1.1B golf resort in Scotland was "misleading," according to Alastair Jamieson of NBC NEWS. Scotland's Advertising Standards Agency said the newspaper advertise ...

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04/25/13
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German Chancellor ANGELA MERKEL "has been dragged into the tax evasion scandal" surrounding Bayern Munich President ULI HOENEß . Having expressed her personal disappointment at Hoeneß, the opposition parties in Germany "are using the high profile case to accuse Merkel of shielding tax ...

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04/25/13
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London Daily Mirror's JOHN CROSS : "FA in a no win situation on this one. Punishment had to be strong on Suarez. It also has to take into account his previous offences." BBC's PHIL MCNULTY : "Borussia Dortmund 4 Real Madrid 1. What is German for "El Clasico"?" If you see a tweet we ...

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04/24/13
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South American football governing body CONMEBOL President NICOLAS LEOZ "announced his resignation from FIFA's executive committee for health reasons" on Tuesday. The 84-year-old Paraguayan, "who had heart surgery for the fourth time in December," has led CONMEBOL since '86 and been on the FIFA exe ...

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04/24/13
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Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund star player MARIO GÖTZE "will transfer to Bayern Munich in the summer." The Bundesliga champion will pay a transfer fee of  €37M ($48M) for the 20-year-old midfielder. Götze "has reportedly signed a long-term contract with the Munich team" ( BILD, ...

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