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SBD Global/December 5, 2013/People and Pop Culture

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Former Spanish Basketball League (ACB) sponsor Endesa Communications Dir ALFONSO LÓPEZ will "be a candidate to become ACB Exec President." The position "has been vacant since September, when ALBERT AGUSTÍ stepped down." The election will "be discussed at an assembly" on Dec. 16 (MUNDO DEPORTIVO, 12/4). ... London Olympic double Bronze Medalist swimmer AYA TERAKAWA on Wednesday announced that she "has decided to call time on her career" (KYODO, 12/4). ... A SEBASTIAN VETTEL outtakes video is now available, showing the four-time F1 World Champion and Infiniti director of performance having fun behind the wheel and thrilling guests during hot lap sessions. The video is a compilation of outtakes by Vettel that took place at the various Infiniti driving days around the world during '13 (Infiniti). ... CRISTIANO RONALDO on Tuesday said that "he is opening a museum dedicated to himself on the Portuguese island where he was born." The 28-year-old Real Madrid player "will use the museum to showcase memorabilia from his hugely successful career," which began in the '90s on Madeira (AFP, 12/5). ... A "spur of the moment mistake" has ended Australian Football League side Gold Coast player CAMPBELL BROWN's 205-game career. The club sacked the veteran for breaking young teammate STEVEN MAY's jaw outside an L.A. nightclub. The Suns decided after conducting a week-long investigation that they "had no alternative but to dismiss Brown" (THE AGE, 12/4). ... KIM HO-GON resigned as head coach of K League Classic side Ulsan Hyundai on Wednesday, three days after the club "finished in second place in the nation's top-tier league." His contract expired at the end of the season and Kim, 62, "decided not to negotiate an extension" (YONHAP, 12/4). ... Team New Zealand "has scored a coup" as it looks to mount another America's Cup campaign by retaining the services of Australian sailor GLENN ASHBY. The Australian "was a key component in the recent challenge that took cup holders to the wire in San Francisco" (FAIRFAX NZ NEWS, 12/4). ... VTB United League CSKA Moscow guard VITALY FRIDZON "is to receive a new London 2012 Olympic bronze medal to replace one stolen from the Russian basketball star last summer" (R-SPORT, 12/4).
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