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Volume 10 No. 25

People and Pop Culture

U.K. Athletics confirmed that CHARLES VAN COMMENEE will leave his position as head coach in December after Team GB "failed to reach their medal target during the London Games." The Dutchman insisted that he would quit U.K. Athletics if he could not deliver on his word and, "despite four Golds and the offer of a new five-year contract," he has decided to fall on his sword (London GUARDIAN, 9/11). ... SneakerWatch "received confirmation that DWYANE WADE will no longer be repping Jordan Brand." Instead, Wade has "made his way to Chinese brand Li-Ning in a speculated multi-million dollar deal" (, 9/10).... The Sporting Goods Industry Hall of Fame Committee will induct three industry veterans: former SGMA Chair and retired Owner and CEO of Worth Sports Inc. JOHN PARISH SR., Sports Distributors of Canada former President RANDY HOOPER and Saunders Consulting Owner RUSTY SAUNDERS (SGMA). ... F1 driver PAUL DI RESTA has signed with agent RICHARD GODDARD after seeing how he has helped fellow Briton JENSON BUTTON over recent years (London INDEPENDENT, 9/10) ... A bus carrying Argentina's national team in Lima was "pelted with stones" ahead of their World Cup qualifying match against Peru on Tuesday (, 9/10).

STEPPING AWAY: Chinese Super League club Shandong Luneng Manager HENK TEN CATE resigned after less than a year. He has been replaced by WU JINGUI who has had "several spells in charge of Shanghai Shenhua and has worked with the Chinese national side" (, 9/10). ... Brasileiro club Vasco is without a coach after CRISTOVAO BORGES stepped down following the club's 4-0 home defeat at the hands of Bahia over the weekend (, 9/10). ... Chinese tennis player LI NA "wants to be a sports reporter after she retires" from her tennis career. Li graduated with a degree in journalism from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (CHINA DAILY, 9/11).

U.S. national football team player Carlos Bocanegra: "Very proud to represent our country on 9/11. Thanks to all who serve and protect. Remembering those who lost their lives. #USA"

USTA Player Development GM and ESPN commentator Patrick McEnroe: "Thank you and The sport of tennis wins.....again."

Sports journalist and ESPN2 First Take contributor Skip Bayless: "Tiger better hope Rory's personal life somehow distracts him b/c if Rory stays focused on golf, Tiger has no shot of passing Nicklaus."

CNN host Piers Morgan: "McBOOOOM!!!!! We are witnessing one of the greatest British sporting triumphs of my lifetime. #Murray"

BBC presenter Gary Lineker: "Just when you think this remarkable summer of sport can't possibly get any better, along comes an England game. #neverletyoudown"

Olympic Gold Medalist Ben Ainslie: "Huge congrats to @andy_murray. The flood gates have opened"

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