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SBD Global/May 15, 2014/People and Pop Culture
Names In The News
Published May 15, 2014
IN AUSTRALIA: National Rugby League Sydney Roosters halback MITCHELL PEARCE "has slapped a booze ban on himself for the rest of the season to prevent more alcohol-fuelled incidents like the one which almost cost him his NSW jersey." Pearce "was given a one-match ban" and a A$20,000 ($18,000) fine after "being issued with an infringement notice by police for failure to quit a licensed premises in Kings Cross in the early hours of Sunday morning" (SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 5/14). ... Former Australian swimmer GEOFF HUEGILL and his publicist wife SARA HILL "have pleaded guilty to cocaine possession." The pair "were given six-month good behaviour bonds" in Waverley Local Court on Wednesday after "being caught with the prohibited drug in the bathrooms of an exclusive suite at Sydney's Randwick racecourse last month" (SMH, 5/14).
IN KOREA: South Korean footballer PARK JI-SUNG "retired from the sport on Wednesday at age 33, citing debilitating pain in his surgically repaired right knee" (KOREA HERALD, 5/14). ... PGA Tour veteran CHOI KYUNG-JU "was named a goodwill ambassador for the upcoming Asian Games to be held in the South Korean city of Incheon" (YONHAP, 5/14).