Names In The News
The FA Board has named ManU CEO DAVID GILL as its candidate to join next year's UEFA Exec Committee. The news comes after it was revealed that GEOFF THOMPSON, "who has represented the FA in the role since '09," will step down next May (GOAL.com, 8/24). ... F1 CEO BERNIE ECCLESTONE "has secretly married for a third time in a ceremony at his ski chalet in Switzerland." The 81-year-old billionaire married 35-year-old Brazilian Marketing Dir FABIANA FLOSI at Le Lion, his £23M ($36.4M) chalet in the exclusive resort of Gstaad (DAILY MAIL, 8/25). ... WAYNE ROONEY was being treated in a hospital Saturday "after suffering a nasty leg injury" in ManU's EPL match with Fulham. Rooney was stretchered off the field after the accidental clash with HUGO RODALLEGA. He is expected to miss four weeks (PA, 8/25). ... Two weeks after he won a second Gold Medal in the 5,000m in London, MO FARAH and his wife are the parents of twin girls (AP, 8/25). ... Essex Police confirmed a man has been arrested "in connection with racist Twitter messages" sent to West Ham United's CARLTON COLE (REUTERS, 8/26). ... JEREMEY LIN, the first U.S.-born NBA player of Taiwanese descent, arrived in Taiwan Sunday night for a nine-day visit. From Monday to Thursday, he will host a basketball camp for a group of 120 young players and on Friday he will hold a private charity event (CNA, 8/26). ... F1 driver and seven-time world champion MICHAEL SCHUMACHER Thursday will be awarded with the honorary citizenship to the Belgium city of Spa. Mayor Joseph Houssa said that Schumacher receives this honor due to his "merits for motorsports in our region" (DPA, 8/25).