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Italian superbike rider ANDREA ANTONELLI "has died after a crash in heavy rain in Moscow." The 25-year-old "was taking part in the first of two planned World Supersport series races, which went ahead despite torrential rain." Antonelli "was involved in a collision" with LORENZO ZANETTI on the final corner of the opening lap of the race. He "was rushed to hospitaly but later died from his injuries" (EUROSPORT, 7/21). ... Basketball Japan League Yokohama B-Corsairs named MICHAEL KATSUHISA coach. Katsuhisa served as an assistant under coach REGGIE GEARY during the team's first two seasons, including Yokohama's 12-13 championship (JAPAN TIMES, 7/20). ... The Pakistan Cricket Board has requested the Int'l Cricket Council to allow banned pacer MOHAMMAD AAMIR "to start using facilities at the NationalCricketAcademy under the supervision of PCB coaches" (PAKISTAN TODAY, 7/19). ... U.S. basetball coach BRAD GREENBERG was named Israel Premier League Hapoel Jerusalem's new coach one month after guiding Maccabi Haifa to the BSL championship (JERUSALEM POST, 7/21). ... Bulgarian champions Ludogorets have fired coach IVAYLO PETEV after a "surprise defeat" in the opening round of the domestic league (REUTERS, 7/21).