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SBD Global/February 5, 2014/People and Pop Culture
Names In The News
Published February 5, 2014
MORE NAMES: Spanish Tennis Federation Sporting Dir ALBERT COSTA has resigned from his position. Costa "is stepping down following Spain's second consecutive first-round elimination from the Davis Cup" (EL PAIS, 2/3). ... Mexican boxer ÓSCAR GONZÁLEZ, 23, died on Monday after cerebral hemorrhaging suffered in a bout against JESÚS GALICIA on Saturday night (LA AFICION, 2/3). ... Retired cricketer SACHIN TENDULKAR and scientist C.N.R. RAO were "conferred with the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award," by Indian President PRANAB MUKHERJEE at a ceremony in the Durbar Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. Tendulkar, who was nominated to the Rajya Sabha last year, "is the first sportperson and the youngest recipient of the award" (IANS, 2/4).