Names In The News
Italian tire manufacturer Pirelli "has appointed former F1 driver JEAN ALESI as brand ambassador" (MOTORSPORT TOTAL, 1/23). ... Paris St. Germain midfielder LUCAS will live in a condominium in the Neuilly-sur-Seine suburb and will be neighbors with former French President NICOLAS SARKOZY and his wife CARLA BRUNI (FOLHA DE S. PAULO, 1/24). ... Athletic Bilbao and Spanish int'l striker FERNANDO LLORENTE has agreed to a contract with Juventus for four years and will start with the Italian club on July 1 (EFE, 1/24). ... Prince of Asturias DON FELIPE has accepted the invitation to become the honorary president of the Madrid 2020 bid (EFE, 1/24). ... Real Madrid goalkeeper IKER CASILLAS will miss between six weeks and three months after fracturing a bone in his left hand during the club's Copa del Rey game against Valencia (L'EQUIPE, 1/24). ... Legendary Australian pacer GLENN MCGRATH is "all set to join" the MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai, India as its bowling consultant (PTI, 1/24).