Names In The News
Motorcyclist YOSHINARI MATSUSHITA "was killed during qualifying at the Isle of Man TT" in the U.K. The 43-year-old Tyco Suzuki rider "died after an incident late on Monday at Ballacrye on the north of the island," which lies in the Irish Sea between the British mainland and Ireland (AFP, 5/29). ... Former Ukraine pole vaulter SERGEI BUBKA "entered the crowded IOC presidential race Tuesday, citing his youthful energy and experience as an Olympic champion as key ingredients in his bid for the top job." Bubka became the sixth, "and likely final, contender" (AP, 5/28). ... Int'l Cycling Union President PAT MCQUAID and Bubka were "both re-elected" to the Association of Summer Olympic Int'l Fedrations Council while Int'l Boxing Association President C.K. WU was voted onto the council for the first time (UCI). ... ManU Manager DAVID MOYES will bring former Everton captain PHIL NEVILLE back to ManU as a member of his coaching team. Neville "is expected to become first team coach" (EUROSPORT, 5/28). ... The Islamabad High Court barred newly elected Pakistan Cricket Board Chair ZAKA ASHRAF from "working on objections over his election as PCB chief for the next four years." PCB regional member AHMED NADEEM SUDDLE stated in his plea that Ashraf "has been elected through unfair and non-transparent means" (NNI, 5/28). ... Croatian BOJAN BOGDANOVIC will play for the NBA Brooklyn Nets next year. Bogdanovic's move from Fenerbahce Ulker in Turkey "will become official July 1" (MARCA, 5/28).
POLICE BLOTTER: La Liga Real Betis striker RUBÉN CASTRO has been arrested in Seville, Spain "on suspicion of having assaulted a former girlfriend." The 31-year-old was arrested by police after the club's training session on Monday (AP, 5/28). ... A Seville court has opened an investigation into former ACB coach MANEL COMAS "on suspicion of continued sexual abuse against two girls in '08," when Comas was coaching Spanish Basketball League (ACB) side Sevilla (EFE, 5/28). ... Spanish police believe the murders of former Dutch volleyball player INGRID VISSER and her boyfriend, LODEWIJK SEVERIN "may have been business-related." JUAN CUENCA, former Dir of Murcia volleyball club, where Visser played from '09-11, is "among three people arrested" (BBC, 5/28).