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

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British Cycling CEO BRIAN COOKSON "has launched his bid for the presidency of world cycling by making six key pledges to clean up the sport and end corruption." His manifesto to become the head of the Int'l Cycling Union included "substantial promises, most notably a complete overhaul of anti-doping with possible four-year bans and a six-month window for an independent investigation into corruption allegations" (GUARDIAN, 6/24). ... Pakistan Cricket Board Chief selector IQBAL QASIM has made it clear that "he has no intention of stepping down because of the national team's poor performance in the Champions Trophy" (PAKISTAN TODAY, 6/22). ... Former NBA player STEPHON MARBURY is in Manila "to promote his own line of shoes and apparel named Starbury" (MANILA TIMES, 6/24). ... Interim Pakistan Cricket Board CEO NAJAM SETHI said that a five-year ban for spot-fixing against "talented cricketer" MOHAMMAD AAMER "should be reduced" (AFP, 6/24). ... Former Paris St. Germain Manager CARLO ANCELOTTI will sign a contract with Real Madrid on Tuesday for three seasons. The "agreement is complete and the final signature from Ancelotti is all that is left for the Italian to finally become the Real Madrid coach" (EL CONFIDENCIAL, 6/23). ... A Melbourne judicial officer "issued an arrest warrant" for Australia rugby player DIGBY IOANE five days before the Wallabies face the British & Irish Lions in the second match of their series. Ioane "didn't appear in court." He was "due to face a charge of unlawful assault following an alleged March 9 incident in the Melbourne suburb of Prahran" (BLOOMBERG, 6/24).
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