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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008
Major League Soccer Deputy Commissioner Ivan Gazidis, 44, is to take over as chief executive of Arsenal at the start of 2009, the league announced Wednesday. "Ivan's credentials are first class," said Arsenal Chairman Peter Hill-Wood. "It is evident that he has a wealth of business acumen together with a ... Read the whole story
One of the reasons that Arsenal has recruited Ivan Gazidis is his reputation for negotiating player contracts, writes Tom Dart. Gazidis, a "significant figure in bringing David Beckham to America," will work closely with manager Arsene Wenger on player recruitment and contract issues. "Given the obvious need for Arsenal to ... Read the whole story
Argentine playmaker Guillermo Barros Schelotto will return for another season with the Columbus Crew and could be the team's first designated player, reports Shawn Mitchell, quoting "a source close to both Schelotto and the team." Mitchell writes that team owner Hunt Sports Group is willing to make the 35-year-old league ... Read the whole story
U.S. Soccer for the most part sticks to its manifesto as a non-profit body aimed at promoting soccer in the U.S. "in order to make it the pre-eminent sport recognized for excellence in participation, spectator appeal, international competition and gender equity," writes Mark Zeigler, quoting the USSF's federal tax return. ... Read the whole story
The Chicago Fire's umbrella fan body Section 8 Chicago is to file suit against the club next week after the two sides failed to resolve a dispute over income from ticket sales and a lost giant banner, reports Nick Firchau. "Unfortunately, it's entirely possible to love the team on the ... Read the whole story
Manchester United's Wayne Rooney apologized for diving against Villarreal in the Champions League Tuesday. But that won't disguise the myth that English players don't dive.    Read the whole story
"There have been talks between Cologne and Bayern Munich as well as talks between [Lukas] Podolski and Cologne." FC Cologne manager Michael Meier confirms transfer negotiations that could take the Bayern Munich and German national team striker back to his previous club. Any such move would likely make Bayern even ... Read the whole story
"The entrepreneurial spirit has to be instilled into the local black population of South Africa. We still need support to change the mindset to tell people 'you are capable of performing in the marketplace.' I am in a minority -- I don't let anything put me down." Namibian businesswoman Emiley ... Read the whole story


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