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SBD Global/February 25, 2013/People and Pop Culture

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Premier League Swansea City Manager MICHAEL LAUDRUP has assured supporters that he has "no ambition to manage clubs like Real Madrid or Chelsea, both of whom he has been linked with recently." Laudrup said, "I have a lot of ambitions with the team I have, but I have no special dream to go to a top team" (London INDEPENDENT, 2/24). ... ANDY MURRAY and TIM HENMAN are "set to team up to help raise money for the cancer centre treating Murray's good friend," ROSS HUTCHINS. The Aegon Championships will play host to "Rally Against Cancer" -- with an all-star doubles match scheduled to take place on finals day to raise money for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, which supports The Royal Marsden, the world-leading cancer center (London MIRROR, 2/21). ... Real Madrid striker CRISTIANO RONALDO is "refusing to extend his contract" with the club with a source close to the Portuguese saying that he "would jump at the chance" to rejoin ManU. He remains "unhappy with many aspects of his experience at the Spanish champions" and ManU, Paris St. Germain and Manchester City are all monitoring his position (SUNDAY TIMES, 2/24). ... Boxer DAVID PRICE's promoter FRANK MALONEY collapsed in the Liverpool Echo Arena after the post-fight press conference. Price had been stopped in the second round by American TONY THOMPSON suffering a perforated eardrum, "his hopes of a world title shattered" (London TELEGRAPH, 2/24). ... Lawyers predicted the family of killed model REEVA STEENKAMP "could start a civil legal case" against OSCAR PISTORIUS. JUNE and BARRY STEENKAMP could launch an action for negligence because Pistorius "admitted he shot their daughter through his toilet door without first checking where she was in his home in Pretoria." A British lawyer said, “From what Pistorius has revealed so far, there are certainly very strong grounds for her family to seek compensation for her death on the grounds of his negligence” (London EXPRESS, 2/24). ... Three member pop group JYJ, consisting of KIM JAEJOONG, PARK YOOCHUN and KIM JUNSU have been named as publicity ambassadors for the 2014 Incheon Asian Games (Incheon Asian Games). ... Martin Offiah MBE will be the official ambassador for the Rugby League World Cup 2013 tournament that kicks off on Oct. 26. Offiah will promote the tournament, particularly in London ahead of the RLWC2013 semifinals at Wembley Stadium (RLWC2013).
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