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SBD Global/August 7, 2014/People and Pop Culture

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German MotoGP rider STEFAN BRADL "has agreed to a contract with Italian team NGM Forward Racing for the '15 season." The former Moto2 world champion, "who recently announced his departure from the LCR Honda team after three years," will replace Spanish rider ALEIX ESPARGARO (SID, 8/6). ... South Korea's FA is considering appointing BERT VAN MARWIJK "as the new head coach of its national team." Dutch football website Voetbalzone said that Korean officials "are in contract talks with him, adding that it hopes to repeat the success of another Dutchman," GUUS HIDDINK, "who guided Korea into the semifinals of the 2002 World Cup, the best result ever for the country" (KOREA TIMES, 8/6). ... Zurich's cantonal prosecutor said in a statement that a man suspected of leaking MICHAEL SCHUMACHER's medical files "was found hanged in his police cell on Wednesday." The man, who was not named but described as a manager at Swiss helicopter company Rega, "was arrested on Tuesday in connection with violating patient privacy and medical secrecy" (REUTERS, 8/6). ... The BBC announced that PHIL NEVILLE, RUUD GULLIT and RIO FERDINAND "will become regular pundits on flagship football show Match of the Day." With ALAN HANSEN "having retired from 22 years on the sofa after the World Cup, the channel announced the former England pair and Dutchman will join ALAN SHEARER, ROBBIE SAVAGE and DANNY MURPHY" (London INDEPENDENT, 8/6). ... Golfer RORY MCILROY has "confirmed he will be back in Sydney in November to defend the Australian Open title he snatched" from ADAM SCOTT's grasp "on the final hole last year" (REUTERS, 8/6).
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