SBD Global/September 3, 2013/People and Pop Culture

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  • Executive Transactions

    Second Bundesliga club 1860 Munich "reacted to its most recent loss and fired head coach" ALEXANDER SCHMIDT on Saturday. Assistant coach MARKUS VON AHLEN "will take over the team on an interim basis" (SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG, 8/31). ... The Federation of Uganda FA's has elected MOSES MAGOGO as its new president. Magogo is an "electrical engineer by trade and until recently worked for the African Development Bank" (BBC, 8/31). ... JEAN-CHRISTOPHE ROLLAND has been elected as the new president of the Int'l Rowing Federation (FISA), replacing DENIS OSWALD in the role starting in July. Rolland received 117 of the 179 votes cast by member federations of FISA, defeating JOHN BOULTBEE of Australia and TRICIA SMITH of Canada (AP, 9/2). ... The "Emiratisation of the top levels of UAE rugby continues apace after IAN BREMNER was relieved of his duties" as the CEO of the Rugby Federation. Bremner emailed domestic club chairmen "and existing staff at the federation to thank them for their assistance during his nearly three years in office on Sunday morning." The process for appointing a successor is "likely to be discussed over the coming days, when the tour party of players and officials representing the UAE at the first leg of the Asian Sevens Series returns from Malaysia" (THE NATIONAL, 9/1).

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  • Names In The News

    Former Real Madrid footballer ISIDRO SÁNCHEZ, who also played for La Liga side Real Betis, died Monday at the age of 76 in Seville, Spain. Sánchez played for Real Madrid from '61-65 and retired in '71 (MARCA, 9/2). ... Sri Lankan cricketer KUMAR SANGAKKARA and officials of Sri Lanka Cricket met on Monday to "sort out their differences after the Board questioned his loyalty towards the country while playing in the upcoming Champions League T20" (PTI, 9/2). ... Indian triple jumper RENJITH MATHESWARY "will have to wait a bit longer to know whether he will get the Arjuna Award or not as Athletics Federation of India is yet to submit a report to the Sports Ministry on the controversy over his alleged doping violation" in '08 (PTI, 9/2). ... Former NFL player KELLY ERRIN HERNDON and rap star DEANDRE CORTEZ, "more popularly known as 'Soulja Boy,'" are the latest players to be confirmed on NBA L.A. Lakers KOBE BRYANT's basketball team for his two-day visit to the UAE later this month (GULF NEWS, 8/31). ... Anzhi Makhachkala football club Owner SULEIMAN KERIMOV “has been named a wanted man by authorities in Belarus over alleged offences that could carry a 10-year prison term.” The billionaire “has been named a suspect in ‘the abuse of power and official authority’ in relation to a collapsed joint venture in the fertilizer industry” (R-SPORT, 9/2). … Spanish football is "mourning the loss" of former player IGNACIO EIZAGUIRRE "following his death at the age of 92" (INSIDE SPANISH FOOTBALL, 9/1). … American sprinter BEN JOHNSON "will conclude a global anti-doping tour in the Seoul Olympic stadium this month." Johnson is now heading up an int’l anti-doping campaign called "Choose the Right Track" (XINHUA, 9/2).

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    NBC F1 reporter WILL BUXTON: "Showed my daughter photo of who is in @RushMovieUK. She is very excited I might meet Thor."

    German footballer MESUT ÖZIL: "dear fans of real madrid, thank you very much for three wonderful years with all of you. my time at real madrid..."

    PA's MARTYN ZIEGLER: "Great headline in tomorrow's Mirror: O-zil to the Arsenal. Heady days for Gunners fans again, exciting times."

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