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SBD Global/March 28, 2013/People and Pop Culture
Names In The News
Published March 28, 2013
MATTERS OF THE COURT: Former St. Kilda tagger STEVEN BAKER has been banned from all forms of football for the rest of his life after "being found guilty for his part in an incident that left an opponent with a broken jaw." Baker has "strongly protested his innocence" and the club has already lodged an appeal over the incident on March 9 (THE AGE, 3/28). ... Former All Black player JERRY COLLINS "has been released from custody in Japan." Collins had been in custody since March 17, following his arrest at a city department store for carrying knives (NEW ZEALAND HERALD, 3/27). ... Two-time Olympic cross country skiing champion ANDRUS VEERPALU "won his appeal Tuesday against a three-year doping ban despite the sport's highest court suspicion he used human growth hormone." The Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld the Estonian skier's appeal citing "procedural flaws" that could have caused false positive test results (AP, 3/26). … Chinese Super League Guangzhou Evergrande head coach MARCELLO LIPPI "has been widely tipped to replace" Spaniard JOSE ANTONIO CAMACHO as head of the Chinese national team next year (CHINA DAILY, 3/27).