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SBD Global/November 7, 2013/People and Pop Culture

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Bayern Munich President ULI HOENEß "will step down from his postion on the supervisory board of the Allianz Beratungs- und Vertriebs AG on Nov. 30." To resign from this position was Hoeneß "personal decision" and could be the result of Monday's announcement that "he has to stand trial for tax evasion starting in March" (BILD, 11/6). ... A-League Sydney FC coach FRANK FARINA has hit back at "trolls" who he says have hurled "mistruths, abuse and personal insults" at him and his struggling A-League team. Farina: "As I've said many times before, I don't mind if people have a different opinion or question mine. But I do have a question for the small group of people -- who mostly hide behind fake names or no name -- who hurl mistruths, abuse and personal insults at me, some of the staff and the players" (SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 11/6). ... Five-time Olympic Gold Medalist STEVE REDGRAVE "will officially open" the new Leicester Diabetes Centre on Thursday. The multi-million pound facility "is one of the largest diabetes centres in Europe" (24 DASH, 11/5). ... Former ManU Manager ALEX FERGUSON's autobiography "has become one of the most popular imported English books in China's on-line shopping." According to the statistics from Taobao, one of the largest online shopping sites in China, nearly 1,000 copies of Ferguson's "My Autobiography" have been sold since its release on Oct. 26, which makes it "one of the bestsellers in the category of imported English books" (XINHUA, 11/6). ... Charges of sexual abuse against former Spanish national gymnastics coach JESÚS CARBALLO have been dropped by a Madrid court, which "did not believe there was enough evidence to continue the investigation." The charges were filed by Spain's Superior Sports Council (CSD) and former gymnast GLORIA VISERAS (EL PAIS, 11/5). ... Spanish Football League (LFP) President JAVIER TEBAS announced that the LFP's new commission against match-fixing will be led by lawyer RODRIGO ARIAS. Arias previously served as "a specialist at sports law firm Sportia Law" (MARCA, 11/6). ... Argentine fighter SANTIAGO PONZINIBBIO will take on RYAN LAFLARE of the U.S. Saturday night in Brazil, and his fight will "mark the first time an Argentine has participated in UFC" (OLE, 11/6). ... Argentine first division side River Plate President DANIEL PASSARELLA announced that he will not run for re-election as club president (CLARIN, 11/5).
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