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Volume 6 No. 212

People and Pop Culture

Former Indian Davis Cup player JAIDEEP MUKHERJEA "was on Saturday appointed president of the newly-formed Indian Tennis Players Association" while LEANDER PAES "was surprisingly named" as one of three VPs (PTI, 4/7). ... German 3rd League football club Stuttgarter Kickers has fired head coach GERD DAILS after Saturday's 1-0 loss to Rot-Weiß Essen, which "extended the team's winless streak to seven games in a row." Dails said, "It is true, I was told about it [Sunday] morning." The 49-year-old will be replaced by Italian MASSIMO MORALES (SID, 4/7). ... The Professional Squash Association is expanding its exec team with the appointment of LAURENT COSSA, JEREMY MILNES and HANNAH MASON. Cossa will be the PSA's creative media manager, Milnes its marketing & commercial manager and Mason its tour coordinator (PSA).

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Beijing Olympic Bronze Medalist boxer VIJENDER SINGH "will not take part in two upcoming events following police accusations that he consumed heroin" (SHANGHAI DAILY, 4/7). The boxer, who finds himself at the center of a drug scandal, "will not be considered for selection" for two upcoming int'l events for missing the trials (PTI, 4/6). ... Russian cyclist ALEXANDER SEREBRYAKOV "has been suspended" after traces of EPO, the blood booster, were found in his urine" (LONDON TIMES, 4/7). ... National Rugby League Cronulla Sharks captain PAUL GALLEN "will ride his Harley Davidson motorcycle naked through Cronulla" to raise A$10,000 ($10,385) for charity. issued the challenge and put up the $10,000 donation, "with Gallen later accepting on Triple M radio" (NEWS LIMITED NETWORK, 4/7).

Dutch female racecar driver BEITSKE VISSER: "I'm really happy that I can officially say now that I'm a member of the RedBull Junior Team :)" (see picture)

Reuters' KAROLOS GROHMANN: "So @FCBayern win first title by clinching @bundesliga_de faster than any club before. Next up German Cup and @ChampionsLeague #bundesliga"

National Rugby League's MICHAEL JOHNSTONE: "Just saw ground signage at Liverpool EPL game promoting tickets on sale for Melbourne Victory v Liverpool game. That's pretty cool."

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