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SBD Global/June 20, 2014/People and Pop Culture

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The door "has been opened" for the former 100-meter world record-holder ASAFA POWELL "to make a possible appearance" at next month’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow after the Court of Arbitration for Sport "agreed to a stay of execution of his 18-month drug ban." Powell and his training partner, SHERONE SIMPSON, "have both appealed against the 18-month suspensions imposed." Their appeals "are due to be heard by CAS" on July 7-8 (London TELEGRAPH, 6/19). ... Actress PREITY ZINTA "has ruled out selling her stake" in Indian Premier League franchise Kings XI Punjab. Zinta "also rubbished reports that she was planning to settle in the US." Zinta tweeted, "Amazed at how much speculation (there is) in the media. No, I'm not selling my stake or settling in the US" (PTI, 6/19).

NOTABLE DEATHS: One of Singapore athletics' "longest-serving officials," LIM TIANG QUEE, "died at age 85" on Wednesday. He had been in the Singapore General Hospital "with a lung infection" (ASIA ONE, 6/19). ... Former Israel FA Chair ITZHAK "ICHE" MENAHEM "passed away on Wednesday morning, losing his battle with cancer." He was 75 years old. Menahem served as the IFA’s chairman for four years between '03-07 and "was also a former player at Hapoel Tel Aviv," making 72 appearances for the club between '56 until his retirement in '62 (JERUSALEM POST, 6/19).
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