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Volume 6 No. 197
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Executive Transactions

IMG Worldwide announced that former Ookii Co Athlete Management & Marketing President CARL HARRIS has joined the company's action sports division. Harris will be based out of L.A. and brings his current stable of clients including Japanese snowboarder AYUMU HIRANO and two-time U.S. Open of Snowboarding champion KAZU KOKUBO. Harris served as Ookii Co Athlete Management & Marketing president for the past three years. Harris also spent three years as VP of business development at VAS Entertainment (IMG). ... Former India leg-spinner L. SIVARAMAKRISHNAN replaced TIM MAY as a players' representative on the Int'l Cricket Council Committee (THE HINDU, 5/6). ... The Int'l Paralympic Committee has named Vice Chair TODD NICHOLSON Athletes' Council Chair through '17 (IPC).

: Second Bundesliga club SC Paderborn has fired head coach STEPHAN SCHMIDT after Sunday's 2-1 loss against Dynamo Dresden. The club's Youth Academy Head RENÉ MÜLLER will take over as interim coach (SID, 5/5). ...  Pro12 rugby side Leinster has appointed MATT O'CONNOR as its new head coach, replacing JOE SCHMIDT, who will "leave the job to take over as Ireland boss after this season" (BBC, 5/6).

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