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Arsenal FC CEO IVAN GAZIDIS has been appointed to the English FA's Professional Game Board and the FA Council. Gazidis "was one of four appointments" made by the EPL to the PGB and will sit alongside Tottenham's Dir of Football Administration DARREN EALES, ManU CEO DAVID GILL and EPL Chair DAVE RICHARDS (REUTERS, 8/5).
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NBA Houston Rockets player JEREMY LIN "was mobbed by fans in Taiwan" Saturday during his first visit to the island since a hot streak earned him a global following known as "Linsanity." More than a thousand fans "thronged a shopping district in downtown Taipei" where Lin was expected to make an appearance. Earlier fans "gathered at the airport and outside the hotel" where he is staying to try and get a glimpse of the player (AFP, 8/5). ... The woman who walked in India's Olympic contingent during the Opening Ceremony of the London Games apologized for an "error of judgement." MADHURA NAGENDRA told the NDTV that she was "a cast member at the event and had not gatecrashed it." LOCOG Chair SEBASTIAN COE said she was a cast member who got "slightly over-excited" and joined the ceremony (BBC, 8/5).