Names In The News
Swiss National League A hockey club Rapperswil-Jona Lakers have signed NHL N.Y. Rangers defenseman MICHAEL DEL ZOTTO. In addition, National League B club Red Ice Martigny has signed NHL Boston Bruins forward CHRIS KELLY (NZZ.ch, 10/31). ... The Korea Baseball Organization announced it will inform the MLB of pitcher RYU HYUN-JIN's posting, as the 25-year-old's "plan to play in the U.S. gains traction" (KOREA JOONGANG DAILY, 11/2). ... Coach TONI MINICHIELLO revealed that heptathlete JESSICA ENNIS will compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. A Commonweath Games Gold is the only major medal missing from Ennis' collection (LONDON TIMES, 11/1). ... South Africa football club Orlando Pirates and Premier Soccer League Chair IRVIN KHOZA "wants to head" the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee. Khoza is also the VP of South African Football Association and "plans to take on current head of the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee GIDEON SAM" (FOOTBALL411.com, 11/1). ... Paul Ricard track management has recruited ALAIN PROST to "lead the talks" with F1 CEO BERNIE ECCLESTONE about reviving the French F1 Grand Prix in '13 (F1SA.com, 11/1). ... Former FIFA presidential candidate MOHAMED BIN HAMMAM has lost his appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport against his latest ban from football (REUTERS, 11/1). ... New Zealand Olympic Gold Medalist rower MAHE DRYSDALE auctioned his Olympic jersey at a dinner in Colombo, Sri Lanka to raise Rs2.35M ($43,700), which will go to funds for the Cerebral Palsy Lanka Foundation (London DAILY MIRROR, 11/1).