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Apollo’s Josh Harris Said Close to Buying Crystal Palace — Apollo Global Management LLC co- founder Josh Harris is close to an agreement to buy Crystal Palace, two people with direct knowledge of the talks said, a deal that would make him the fifth owner of both a major U.S. sports franchise and a team in soccer's English Premier League.

Neymar to Supermodels Push for Votes in Brazil Election Tussle — With the clock ticking in Brazil 's tight presidential election, celebrities from sports stars to supermodels are offering endorsements in last-ditch efforts to get their candidates over the line. Three days before the vote, the country's most popular soccer star Neymar released a video telling Brazilians he favors Senator Aecio Neves, the opponent of incumbent Dilma Rousseff.

Players Unable to Shower at Brazilian World Cup Stadium — Three months after the World Cup, one of the stadiums built for the event had a water failure leaving players from Corinthians and Vitoria unable to shower after a Brazilian league match last night.

Rio Games Golf Course Opponents Seek Pact to End Dispute — A judge may halt a legal dispute over the golf course for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics as the organizers of the 2016 Summer Games try to settle a threat to their preparation timetable. Work on the course, located on a nature reserve near the under-construction Olympic Park, has continued despite legal challenges over environmental damage and the ownership of the land.

PSG Soccer Team’s Biggest Income Stream Is ‘Other’ — Paris Saint-Germain, the Qatari-owned soccer team fined for breaching European soccer's finance regulations, made more money from miscellaneous sales than from TV rights, sponsorship and tickets combined. Propelled by funds from Qatar's government, PSG has emerged as among the biggest spenders in soccer, buying its way to domestic success and a position in Europe's elite Champions League.

Watchmaker Parmigiani Boosted After Named as Illicit FIFA Gift — A luxury Swiss watchmaker says it's become the unintentional beneficiary of the latest scandal to affect soccer's governing body FIFA. FIFA ordered officials to return a 25,000 Swiss franc ($26,400) model made by Parmigiani Fleurier SA that was distributed to them by Brazil's soccer federation before the World Cup hosted in the South American country earlier this year.

Drone Causes Brawl, Forcing Abandonment of Serbia-Albania Soccer — A qualifying game for soccer's European Championship between Serbia and Albania was abandoned after a remote-controlled aircraft buzzed the field in Belgrade. The drone hovered over the playing surface dangling a banner bearing the Albanian flag for several minutes before halftime with the score tied at 0-0.

Rio Olympics Bet on Flip-Flops to Hit $420 Million Target — Organizers of the 2016 Olympics Games in Rio de Janeiro are banking on the popularity of flip-flops and a yet-to-be-announced cuddly mascot to help meet a target of 1 billion reais ($420 million) in total merchandise sales.

Heat, Cavaliers Told 3-Point Gesture May Offend NBA Fans in Rio — Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers players have been told that a gesture used to celebrate a successful 3-point shot may be offensive to fans in Rio de Janeiro, where they will play an exhibition game tomorrow. The celebration, in which players make a circle around their eyes and raise the remaining three fingers, is similar to an insulting gesture in Brazil.

Itau Bank Attacks Brazil Soccer Clubs for ‘Reckless’ Spending — Brazil 's top soccer clubs "recklessly" wasted money from record TV rights fees on buying players instead of investing in youth development, according to a report by Latin America's largest bank. The revenue of Brazil's 23 largest clubs almost doubled between 2010 and 2013, when total income reached 3.2 billion reais ($1.35 billion), according to Itau Unibanco Holding SA (ITUB), the region's biggest lender by market value.
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Oct 24, 2014

RT @Musker_LFC: I doubt this will make the news, but this is a lovely touch by a player who is struggling, and needs our support.

Oct 24, 2014

RT @MailSport: BREAKING: Crystal Palace set to be bought by American investor Josh Harris, according to Bloomberg

Oct 24, 2014

RT @Riogringa: Brazilian writer points out alarmist @VEJA cover stories of leftist candidates before elections is nothing new.

Oct 24, 2014

36-year-old footballer with injury problems may retire at season end. Not sure this constitutes 'bombshell'

Oct 24, 2014

RT @soshnick: BREAKING: @Sixers, @NHLDevils owner Josh Harris near agreement to buy English soccer's Crystal Palace, sources say #sportsbiz

Oct 24, 2014

Bloomberg: NBA team owner Josh Harris Close to Buying Crystal Palace via @BloombergNews @soshnick

Oct 24, 2014

NBA team owner Josh Harris close to doing deal to buy English Premier League team Crystal Palace. Chairman Steve Parish would stay on.

Oct 24, 2014

This Qatar World Cup debate is going nowhere. We are were we always were. Could be Jan, Nov, May.... never. Who knows??

Oct 24, 2014

`...the belief that a luminous mathematical truth can be found in analysis of Marcelo Bielsa’s dental records.'

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