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Volume 10 No. 22

People and Pop Culture

Macedonia football Coach JOHN TOSHACK "is stepping down" after refusing to live in the Balkan country. The Macedonia Football Federation said "Macedonia Coach John Toshack is not ready to meet the requirements of Chairman ILCO GJORGJIOSKI and agreed to terminate his contract." The Welshman had been in charge for eight games (REUTERS, 8/13). ... Constantin Sport Media CEO FLORIAN NOWOSAD announced that "he will resign from his position on Sept. 30 due to personal reasons." The 48-year-old Nowosad will continue to work with the company in an advisory role. Constantin Sport Media Chair and Sport1 Managing Dir THILO PROFF together with Constantin Sport Media CFO MARKUS MAXIMILIAN STURM will take over Nowosad's responsibilities until a successor is found (W&V, 8/13).

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Former Indian Premier League Commissioner LALIT MODI has "settled his libel case" with GILES CLARKE out of court (, 8/13). ... Six players have been nominated in three different categories for the LG Int'l Cricket Council Awards 2012: Pakistan's SAEED AJMAL, South Africa's HASHIM AMLA, Australia's MICHAEL CLARKE, Sri Lanka's KUMAR SANGAKKARA, England's ALASTAIR COOK and West Indies STEFANIE TAYLOR. All six feature in the ICC Cricketer of the Year's Sir Garfield Sobers trophy (ICC). ... In an interview with Portuguese TV channel SIC, JOSÉ MOURINHO said he should be labelled the "Only One" instead of the "Special One." Mourinho: "Like me or not, I am the only one who won the world's three most important leagues. So, maybe instead of the 'Special One,' people should start calling me the 'Only One'" (REUTERS, 8/13).