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Volume 6 No. 234
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Names In The News

A-League side Central Coast Mariners midfielder TROY HEARFIELD "has been sacked by the club after failing a drugs test that revealed traces of a recreational drug" and is "wating to hear what his penalty will be" (Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH, 4/5). ... Ligue 1 Marseille midfielder JOEY BARTON has been summoned by the French Football Federation's ethics committee after he called Ligue 1 Paris St. Germain Brazilian defender THIAGO SILVA an "overweight ladyboy" on Twitter. Barton, "who has more than two million followers on the social networking site," has been involved in a spat with Silva this week following disparaging comments he made about some of the PSG player's int'l teammates (London GUARDIAN, 4/4).