Names In The News
Former Indian int'l sprinter ANAND SHETTY, 49, "passed away on Tuesday morning" after colliding head-on with a bus near Krotekar, India (PTI, 5/21). ... ManU Manager ALEX FERGUSON "capped his final season in charge of the English Premier League champions by clinching the League Managers' Association Manager of the Year award for the fourth time on Monday" (REUTERS, 5/20). ... German equestrian DIRK SCHRADE's London 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist, KING ARTUS, "died suddenly at a three-day event in Germany over the weekend." The 17-year-old Holsteiner gelding "collapsed at the end of the cross-country" at Wiesbaden on Saturday (HORSE AND HOUND, 5/20). ... G4S CEO NICK BUCKLES "has quit unexpectedly" after a difficult year saw him survive calls for his departure "after the mishandling of a high profile contract to provide security guards to the London 2012 Olympics" (FINANCIAL TIMES, 5/21). ... FC Steaua Bucharest Owner GEORGE BECALI "has been jailed for abuse of power" in his role as a member of parliament (INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 5/21). ... Bollywood actor VINDOO DARA SINGH "was arrested by the Mumbai Crime Branch for his alleged links with cricket betting and bookies on Tuesday." This is the first time "in the current T20 spot-fixing scandal investigation that a Bollywood celebrity has been booked" (HINDUSTAN TIMES, 5/21). ... Italy football team Manager GIGI RIVA "has left the Azzurri staff after 50 years." Riva: "I'm not physically up to it anymore." The former Cagliari legend has been a player and member of the management staff for several decades, "but had been suffering from health problems recently" (FOOTBALL ITALIA, 5/20).