Names In The News
Olympic Bronze Medalist TOM DALEY is being sought to host new ITV diving show "Celebrity Splash." The show will feature celebrities learning how to perform diving routines (BANG SHOWBIZ, 10/8). ... The CRISTIANO RONALDO-LIONEL MESSI duel in the Clasico on Sunday generated 14 million tweets. Ronaldo received 54% of the mentions while Messi received 46% (AS, 10/8). ... Olympic Silver Medalist JOHN NEVIN has signed with AMIR KHAN's Super Fight Promotions (CLICK-MANCHESTER.com, 10/8). ... Australian Open champion VICTORIA AZARENKA is "in the sights" of Brisbane International organizers as they try to bring the Belarusian back to where it all began. The first Brisbane tournament was held in '09, and for 19-year-old Azarenka it became her first WTA tour title. LLEYTON HEWITT, SAM STOSUR, ANDY MURRAY, SERENA WILLIAMS and MARIA SHARAPOVA have all already committed to play in the tournament (THE AUSTRALIAN, 10/10). ... Former NBA player TRACY MCGRADY is "finalizing agreement on a one-year contract" with Qingdao of the Chinese Basketball Association. The 33-year-old will "likely complete the deal within the next couple days and leave for China within the next one to two weeks" (YAHOO.com, 10/8).