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SBD Global/November 14, 2012/People and Pop Culture

Names In The News

German second-tier hockey club SC Riessersee has signed NHL Ottawa Senators player ERIC CONDRA during the league's lockout. Condra has scored 37 points in 107 NHL games (SID, 11/12). ... Scottish golfer COLIN MONTGOMERIE said that "it's a shame" it will be the last time the city's oldest professional sports tournament, the Hong Kong Open, will hold the "prestigious slot on the European Tour calendar as the penultimate event to count" before the season-ending World Tour Championship in Dubai, UAE (SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST, 11/13). ... Hungarian Table Tennis Association Vice Chair AKOS MARSCHALEK "was killed on Monday in Budaors, a small town near Budapest." News agency MTI reported that "a 43-year-old man named Jozsef M. stabbed Marschalek with a knife in his chest after a quarrel in a courtyard, causing the victim to die on the spot" (XINHUA, 11/12). ... ANDY MURRAY "will snub next month's BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony because he fears it could cost him the chance to win a second Grand Slam." Murray "is among the favourites for the prestigious award alongside BRADLEY WIGGINS, MO FARAH and JESSICA ENNIS." Murray said that "he will not disrupt his preseason plans" (Scotland DAILY RECORD, 11/13). ... ManU CEO DAVID GILL started his election campaign on Monday for a place on UEFA's exec committee, six months ahead of the vote at May's congress in London (London DAILY MAIL, 11/12). ... IOC President JACQUES ROGGE "has expressed caution about the changes" of former LOCOG Chair SEBASTIAN COE "becoming a member of the Olympic body next year." Rogge told French sports daily L'Equipe "many people would like to see him in the IOC." But Rogge said "unfortunately only two or three member can be nominated each year, maximum four, and Coe is not the only candidate" (AP, 11/13).

POST-NBA: The Beijing News reported that former NBAer GILBERT ARENAS "has signed a contract" to play for the Chinese Basketball Association team Shanghai Sharks, which is owned by YAO MING. The newspaper added that "the deal will be announced soon" but provided no further details (BLOOMBERG, 11/12). ... Former NBAer DIKEMBE MUTOMBO Monday spoke at the ASPIRE4SPORT 2012 Congress and Expo at the Aspire Dome in Doha, Qatar. He told told students "to set goals for themselves and go about achieving them with single-minded devotion and purpose." He said, "Self-discipline is the most important quality needed to succeed in life" (GULF TIMES, 11/13).

AN APPLE A DAY...: Brazil legend PELE underwent a successful hip operation at the Albert Einstein hospital in São Paulo on Tuesday (GLOBO, 11/13). ... American Alpine Skier LINDSEY VONN has been admitted to a hospital in Vail with an undisclosed illness (AP, 11/12).
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