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    Uli Hoeneß has today informed the FC Bayern München AG supervisory board in a personal statement that he has relinquished his position of president of FC Bayern München eV and chairman of the FC Bayern München AG supervisory board with immediate effect. The supervisory board accepts this with utmost regard and respect. In a subsequent conference call, the FC Bayern München AG supervisory board resolved the following: - Herbert Hainer (59), adidas AG CEO and previously deputy chairman of the FC Bayern München AG supervisory board, is appointed chairman of the supervisory board, effective immediately and until further notice. This decision was unanimously approved by the supervisory board. - Karl Hopfner (61), FC Bayern München eV senior vice-president and member of the FC Bayern München AG supervisory board, is appointed to the executive committee of the supervisory board until further notice. This decision was also unanimously approved.

    Read more at: http://www.sport.net/hainer-named-bayerns-supervisory-board-chairman_145132

    Uli Hoeneß has today informed the FC Bayern München AG supervisory board in a personal statement that he has relinquished his position of president of FC Bayern München eV and chairman of the FC Bayern München AG supervisory board with immediate effect. The supervisory board accepts this with utmost regard and respect. In a subsequent conference call, the FC Bayern München AG supervisory board resolved the following: - Herbert Hainer (59), adidas AG CEO and previously deputy chairman of the FC Bayern München AG supervisory board, is appointed chairman of the supervisory board, effective immediately and until further notice. This decision was unanimously approved by the supervisory board. - Karl Hopfner (61), FC Bayern München eV senior vice-president and member of the FC Bayern München AG supervisory board, is appointed to the executive committee of the supervisory board until further notice. This decision was also unanimously approved.

    Read more at: http://www.sport.net/hainer-named-bayerns-supervisory-board-chairman_145132

    Bayern Munich announced adidas AG CEO and former Deputy Chair of the Bayern Munich AG supervisory board HERBERT HANIER was appointed chairman of the supervisory board, effective immediately. The decision was unanimously approved by the supervisory board. Bayern Munich eV Senior VP and Bayern Munich AG supervisory board member KARL HOPFNER was appointed to the executive committee of the supervisory board until further notice (Bayern Munich). ... MKTG INC hired SARAH KENDALL as managing director to manage the company’s London office and European operations. Her background in sports and entertainment marketing has seen her work with a number of leading brands, including Coca-Cola, Castrol, Sainsbury’s and E.ON, on sponsorship campaigns including The FA Cup, the FIFA World Cup, the UEFA European Championships and the Olympic Games and will report to Senior VP of Int'l Development MATT MANNING (MKTG INC). ...

    Lotus has named Federico Gastaldi as its new deputy team principal.

    Lotus chairman Lopez took up the role of team principal in the wake of Eric Boullier's departure to McLaren, and has turned for support to Gastaldi, who has been at the team as business development director since 2010, with a relationship with Enstone stretching back to the Benetton days.

    Gastaldi begins his position effectively immediately


    Read more at http://en.espnf1.com/lotusf1/motorsport/story/148945.html#77prK7X1PX4Ur65p.99

    Lotus has named Federico Gastaldi as its new deputy team principal.

    Lotus chairman Lopez took up the role of team principal in the wake of Eric Boullier's departure to McLaren, and has turned for support to Gastaldi, who has been at the team as business development director since 2010, with a relationship with Enstone stretching back to the Benetton days.

    Gastaldi begins his position effectively immediately


    Read more at http://en.espnf1.com/lotusf1/motorsport/story/148945.html#77prK7X1PX4Ur65p.99

    Lotus has named Federico Gastaldi as its new deputy team principal.

    Lotus chairman Lopez took up the role of team principal in the wake of Eric Boullier's departure to McLaren, and has turned for support to Gastaldi, who has been at the team as business development director since 2010, with a relationship with Enstone stretching back to the Benetton days.

    Gastaldi begins his position effectively immediately


    Read more at http://en.espnf1.com/lotusf1/motorsport/story/148945.html#77prK7X1PX4Ur65p.99
    Lotus named FEDERICO GASTALDI "as its new deputy team principal." Lotus Chair GERARD LOPEZ took up the role of team principal after ERIC BOULLIER's departure to McLaren. Gastaldi begins his position effective immediately (ESPN, 3/14).

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    National Rugby League club South Sydney player MARIO FENECH has "admitted a series of heavy head knocks during his career has left him with brain damage." Fenech, however, "is confident the NRL has taken the appropriate steps now to maintain player welfare and safety" (THE AUSTRALIAN, 3/17). ... It was "billed as Gai Living The Dream but in the end only 87 people gambled on a racing syndicate that aimed to win the Melbourne Cup." Trainer GAI WATERHOUSE has "already distanced herself from the registered company that at its height tried to attract up to 10,000 shareholders" and generate A$35M (Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH, 3/16). ... Sri Lanka cricketer KUMAR SANGAKKARA will retire from Twenty20 internationals after the "ongoing World T20 in Bangladesh" (AFP, 3/16). ... Brazilian footballer RIVALDO "has decided to retire at the age of 41." The Brazilian said on his Instagram account that he made the decision "with tears in my eyes" (MARCA, 3/15). ... Qatar's national football team appointed Algerian DJAMEL BELMADI as its head coach. Former Qatar head coach FAHAD THANI "has been given the job as the coach of the Olympic squad" (XINHUA, 3/16).

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    London Times' KEVIN EASON: "Looks like F1 media set new records: 2am In Melbourne and still typing busily thanks to FIA midnight judgement on Ricciardo. Yawn ...." ... "Anyone got pizza and red wine handy? #AustralianGP"

    Reuters' ALAN BALDWIN: "New language for a new era: "I'm tripping balls," exclaims @danielricciardo on the podium."

    AP's ROB HARRIS: "Discovery of night: Tetris was invented in the Soviet Union in the 80s - they've just played the music & formed the game on stadium pitch"

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