Names In The News
Indian cricketer ANKEET CHAVAN, arrested on suspicion of spot-fixing earlier this month, “has been granted conditional bail so he can get married on Sunday” (REUTERS, 5/30). … NBA players ROBIN LOPEZ and GREIVIS VASQUEZ of the New Orleans Pelicans “will make an appearance in Singapore” at the June 21-23 NBA three-on-three tournament at Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza (STRAITS TIMES, 5/30). ... Australian Football League side Collingwood board and coach NATHAN BUCKLEY "have expressed their support" for President EDDIE MCGUIRE, who believes his efforts to make amends with Sydney Swans player ADAM GOODES "will see him avoid sanction for his insensitive comments about the Sydney player." McGuire, "who must undergo mediation with Goodes as part of the AFL's racial and religious vilification policy, will stay on as the club's leader" (CANBERRA TIMES, 5/31). McGuire also offered to resign from his position as the chairman of the Michael Long Learning and Leadership Centre, "an offer that Long rejected." McGuire: ''There's no ducking around or anything else, it is what it is. I'm enternally disappointed and sorry on what happened and I will make amends. I will make amends, I promise you I will make amends" (THE AGE, 5/30).