SBD Global/August 13, 2013/People and Pop Culture

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  • Executive Transactions

    Liga MX side Pumas UNAM Athletic Dir ROBERTO MEDINA and Athletic VP ALBERTO GARCÍA ASPE "have been removed from their positions." Their replacements "have not yet been named" (LA AFICION, 8/11). ... German football coach CHRISTOPH DAUM "will become the new head coach of Turkish side Bursaspor." The former coach of Istanbul teams Fenerbahce and Besiktas "was released from his last head coaching position at Belgian side Club Brugge in May '12." Daum will replace HIKMET KARAMAN, who was recently let go (NEUE ZÜRCHER ZEITUNG, 8/12).

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  • Names In The News

    British jockey MARTIN DWYER "has been banned for eight months by stewards in India after losing the latest stage of a fight against suspension." Dwyer originally had a 55-day suspension imposed for allegedly preventing his mount Ice Age from running on its merits. The ban "was extended after an appeal board sent the case back to Royal Western India Turf Club stewards" (BBC, 8/12). ... The Trinidad and Tobago athletics federation has confirmed that sprinter KELLY-ANN BAPTISTE "is involved in a doping case and that is why she withdrew from the 100m at the world championships." The '11 bronze medalist "had been scheduled to compete in the 100, 200 and 4x100 relay," but she pulled out of Sunday's 100m heats. The federation said the withdrawal was "related to doping matters" (AL JAZEERA, 8/12). ... Former Serie A club AS Roma goalkeeper ALEXANDER DONI "has retired from the game because of a problem with his heart" (FOOTBALL ITALIA, 8/12). ... Retired motorcycle racer CASEY STONER "has again reiterated he has no intention of returning to MotoGP in the wake of completing a two-day test with Honda" (London INDEPENDENT, 8/7). ... Former Bulgarian U21 int'l and Slavia Sofia midfielder BORISLAV BALDZHIYSKI "has been charged with murder after a man was killed on Tuesday night in Sofia." Lawyer PETER ALEKSOV "was beaten to death in front of a casino." Baldzhiyski "could face up to 20 years in jail if found guilty" (INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 8/12).

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  • Twitter Me This...

    London Guardian's OWEN GIBSON: "Ohuruogu won by four thousandths of a second. A popular victory for the GB captain if Tweets of her teammates anything to go by."

    Pitch PR Associate Dir DREW BARRAND: "Just flicked onto World Champs. Shocking lack of fans in Moscow stadium. Very embarrassing for IAAF. Roll on full house at #London2017"

    Sydney Daily Telegraph's RICHARD HINDS: "A big thank you to Stuart Broad and James Hird for ensuring I will have a relatively light work day tomorrow. #Ashes #Whatevertheytake"

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