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Published May 7, 2013
POLICE REPORT: Real Madrid player CRISTIANO RONALDO was involved in an incident with police early Sunday morning in Madrid's Cuzco Plaza that resulted in the arrest of an Atlético Madrid fan (EL PERIODICO, 5/5). ... Bangladesh's SHAKIB AL HASAN has been fined 75% of his match fee after pleading guilty to a Level 2 breach of the Int'l Cricket Council Code of Conduct during Zimbabwe's victory in the second One-day Int'l at Bulawayo, Zimbabwe on Sunday. Showing serious dissent at an umpire's decision, Shakib smashed his bat into his pad, and in the process nearly hit Zimbabwe wicketkeeper BRENDAN TAYLOR (ICC). ... Barcelona football coach TITO VILANOVA said that he will travel to N.Y. "for a short checkup on his throat after having a tumor removed last December" (AP, 5/5). ... Australian boxer SAM SOLIMAN said that his "B" sample of a recent doping test turned out negative and he "will appeal a nine-month ban he was handed in Germany" (AP, 5/2). ... Japan PM SHINZO ABE had to dispel suspicions Sunday that a Yomiuri Giants uniform he received as a gift at the People's Honor Award ceremony "was linked to his plan to weaken Article 96 of the Constitution." The jersey he received "bears the number 96." Shinzo: "The jersey number is in tribute to me being the 96th prime minister" (KYODO, 5/6). ... New Zealand cricketer DANIEL VETTORI and Sri Lankan cricketers MAHELA JAYAWARDENA and KUMAR SANGAKKARA are set to join a club of cricketers to play in six ICC Champions Trophy tournaments after they were named in their respective squads for the event to be staged in England and Wales from June 6-23 (ICC).