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SBD Global/September 6, 2012/People and Pop Culture
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Published September 6, 2012
GOLD MEDALS GET OLD: Six-time Olympic Gold Medalist USAIN BOLT has been angling for a chance to play for ManU and now “he might have his chance .” ManU Manager ALEX FERGUSON wants the Jamaican to play in a charity game between ManU and Real Madrid legends. This year's Corazon Classic at the Santiago Bernabéu included ZINEDINE ZIDANE, LUIS FIGO and ROBERTO CARLOS on Real Madrid's side and TEDDY SHERINGHAM, DWIGHT YORKE and EDWIN VAN DER SAR for ManU (YAHOO.com, 9/5). … ManU CEO DAVID GILL will “put his club allegiances to one side” in his bid to represent England on the UEFA board. Gill will stand for election as the FA’s nominee to the “influential 16-strong body” that decides on the European football governing body's policies (London DAILY MAIL, 9/4). ... Spain football captain IKER CASILLAS and his teammate XAVI HERNANDEZ were "jointly awarded the nation's most prestigious sports prize," the Premio de Asturias de los Deportes (REUTERS, 9/4). ... Brasileiro club Palmeiras has offered Head Coach LUIZ FELIPE SCOLARI a contract extension through '15. The deal would see him continue to be paid R$700,000 ($343,270) a month (FOLHA DE S. PAULO, 9/5). ... FIFA Secretary General JÉRÔME VALCKE "challenged cricket's unparalleled popularity in India." Valcke: "We cannot imagine football not being the No. 1 sport in India in the next 10 years, sorry for cricket" (PTI, 9/5). ... Malaysian Super League club Terengganu former footballer AHMAD SHARBINEE said that "he will clear his name" after getting axed for allegations that "he deliberately scored an own goal" against his team in the Malaysian Cup. He was "instantly hauled off the pitch" by England Manager PETER BUTLER after it appeared he had fumbled a corner into his own net. Terengganu FA President CHE MAT JUSOH said that the club's management would meet Wednesday "to attempt to resolve the issue" (REUTERS, 9/5). ... The Asian Football Confederation is "continuing its investigation into alleged financial wrongdoing" by former President MOHAMED BIN HAMMAM despite his provisional suspension ending on Tuesday (REUTERS, 9/5).