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SBD Global/March 14, 2014/People and Pop Culture

Names In The News

Spanish skeleton pilot ANDER MIRAMBELL was scheduled to present his biography, "Breaking the Ice," on Friday in Madrid. Mirambell is one of the beneficiaries of a recent social-working agreement between the Spanish Superior Sports Council (CSD) and the Spanish Football League (LFP). CSD President MIGUEL CARDENAL and LFP President JAVIER TEBAS will also attend the presentation (LFP). ... JERZY HAUSLEBER, "the father of Mexican racewalking," died on Thursday at the age of 82. Hausleber earned the title after "coaching several Mexican athletes to win Olympic Medals in racewalking" (EXCELSIOR, 3/13). ... Sky News reported former ManU and French football player ERIC CANTONA "had been arrested in north London after reports of an assault." The Metropolitan Police said earlier that "a man had been arrested at an address close to Chalk Farm Tube station" on Thursday (THE AUSTRALIAN, 3/14). ... Paris St. Germain President NASSER AL KHELAIFI "had nothing but praise for" PSG Manager LAURENT BLANC, who was seen as a short-term appointment by many when he took over last June. In response to a question from Canal+ about where Blanc's future lay, Al Khelaifi said, "Yes, he'll be with us next season. I say the same thing all the time: we're talking with the coach. Laurent Blanc is the PSG coach. He's going to stay with us next season" (ESPN, 3/13).
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