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Great Britain's men's voleyball coach HARRY BROKKING has left his post as coach of the squad because "the sport's governing body can no longer pay him." Brokking's assistant JOEL BANKS will coach the team at the upcoming European Championships (BBC, 8/14). ... KOBE BRYANT attended a charity dinner held by the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation in Shanghai on Tuesday. Donations and proceeds from an auction during the 3rd annual event "will be used for communication between children in China and the U.S. in the fields of education, sports, culture and art (CHINA DAILY, 8/15). ... EPL Bolton Wanderers released a statement saying FABRICE MUAMBA "has retired from football on the advice of doctors." Muamba suffered a cardiac arrest in an FA Cup match against Tottenham Hotspur in March and collapsed on the pitch. His heart stopped for 78 minutes (REUTERS, 8/15). ... Australian netball coach JULIE HOORNWEG has "stepped down from her post" after five trans-Tasman seasons at the helm of the Melbourne Vixens (AAP, 8/13).