Names In The News
Maltese national football team player KEVIN SAMMUT "has been suspended for 10 years for his involvement in a match-fixing scandal during a Euro 2008 qualification match between Malta and Norway in '07." The 31-year-old Sammut announced that he "will appeal the sentence" saying, "I didn't do anything" (SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG, 8/21). ... India national shooting coach SUNNY THOMAS offered his resignation to the National Rifle Association of India after 19 years "at the helm" during which India won four Olympic Medals in the sport. Thomas said, "But I am not cutting off my ties with shooting. I will continue my involvement with the sport" (PTI, 8/20). ... In the Australian Football League, Collingwood Dir of Commercial Operations JUSTIN REEVES, Fremantle GM of Strategic Projects BRAD PAATSCH, acting North Melbourne CEO CAMERON VALE and A-League club Melbourne Heart CEO SCOTT MUNN are all being considered for North Melbourne's CEO position (THE AUSTRALIAN, 8/22).