Names In The News
AC Milan striker MARIO BALOTELLI "has been suspended for the next three Serie A games after insulting an official in Milan's match against Fiorentina on Sunday." Balotelli "will miss Milan's crucial matches" against Napoli and Juventus as well as the visit of Catania (AP, 4/9). ... South African cricketer WAYNE PARNELL "was granted bail" on a surety of Rs 10,000 ($184) in a '12 Juhu, India sundown party case after he surrendered before the special Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act court on Monday (TNN, 4/9). ... Former Real Madrid footballer AFLREDO DI STEFANO was admitted to the Hospital La Fe in Valencia Tuesday to have the battery in his pacemaker replaced. The 86-year-old di Stefano is expected to be hospitalized for "the next two days" (LIBERTAD DIGITAL, 4/9). ... Two of the five men accused in the January 24 murder of journalist NICOLAS PACHECO in Buenos Aires turned themselves into authorities Tuesday morning (CLARIN, 4/9). ... Grand National winning jockey RYAN MANIA "has left hospital and says that he now hopes to watch a replay of his famous victory." The 23-year-old Scot spent two days in Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary after "falling during a race at Hexham on Sunday -- just one day after his remarkable win at Aintree" (LONDON TIMES, 4/9). ... Hockey India appointed MATTHEW TREDREA as scientific advisor of the senior women's team (PTI, 4/9). ... Footballer ALESSANDRO DEL PIERO was named Sydney FC, Sydney FC members and the Football Media Association's player of the year. Del Piero is expected to claim the A-League's biggest individual prize, the Johnny Warren Medal for the competition's most outstanding player, in Sydney on Monday night (THE AUSTRALIAN, 4/10). ... London 2012 CEO PAUL DEIGHTON "has been appointed by the government to start negotiations with France's EDF Energy on bringing new nuclear power stations" to the U.K. Talks are "held with the aim to swiftly increase power generation capacity to avoid a supply gap" (GASTO POWER JOURNAL, 4/9). ... A half-brother of champion racehorse BLACK CAVIAR was "sold for an Australian record" A$5M ($5.2M) at the Easter yearling sale in Sydney (EURO SPORT, 4/9).