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SBD Global/December 17, 2013/People and Pop Culture
Names In The News
Published December 17, 2013
RONALDO'S WORLD: Real Madrid and Portugal's CRISTIANO RONALDO "has realised his project of opening a museum in his honour in his birthplace of Madeira -- complete with extra space allocated for this year’s Ballon d’Or." Standing next to his '08 trophy for Europe’s best player and 125 other individual and team awards dating back to his childhood, the 28-year-old said that the CR7 Museum "was a gift to his fans" (London TELEGRAPH, 12/16). ... Ronaldo also "has been named World Player of the Year by football magazine, 'World Soccer.'" He beat out Barcelona’s LIONEL MESSI and Bayern Munich’s FRANK RIBERY. Former Bayern Munich Manager JUPP HEYNCKES won the Manager of the Year award, followed by Borussia Dortmund's JÜRGEN KLOPP and Atlético Madrid's DIEGO SIMEONE. Bayern Munich was named the Team of the Year (INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 12/13).
CRICKET NAMES: West Indies off-spinner SHANE SHILLINGFORD "has been banned from bowling in international matches due to an illegal action." The Int'l Cricket Council announced the suspension on Monday "following an independent biomechanical analysis of his action -- and that of teammate Marlon Samuels -- in Perth" (AAP, 12/16). ... WILLIAM PORTERFIELD has been named captain of the ICC Intercontinental Cup '11-13 Team of the Tournament. Other Ireland players include ANDREW WHITE and GEORGE DOCKRELL. Middle-order batsman RAHMAT SHAH and fast bowlers IZATULLAH DAWLATZAI and DALWAT ZADRAN will represent Afghanistan (ICC).