Names In The News
British runner PAULA RADCLIFFE said drug cheats "should be locked up and has called for guilty nations to be banned from the World Championships." Radcliffe: "If you look at it in the purest terms then it is fraud. I also think there should be jail terms for suppliers. There are jail terms for the suppliers of recreational drugs, so why not for sports doping?” (LONDON TIMES, 8/8). ... Russian football club Anzhi Makhachkala Chair KONSTANTIN REMCHUKOV said that coach RENE MEULENSTEEN "is being replaced" little more than two weeks "after the team announced his appointment." Remchukov wrote on Twitter that GADZHI GADZHIEV "will take over from Meulensteen" (AP, 8/7). ... Scotland int'l scrum-half RORY LAWSON "has been forced to retire from rugby with immediate effect." Lawson's club Newcastle said the 32-year-old "was calling it a day on medical advice because of a chronic wrist injury" (BELFAST TELEGRAPH, 8/7). ... England cricketer MONTY PANESAR "has been fined by police for urinating on bouncers after being asked to leave a seaside nightclub." He was "shown the door at Shooshh club in Brighton, East Sussex, after some women clubbers complained of being hassled" (DAILY MAIL, 8/7). ... Footballer DAVID ALBELDA, who was released by La Liga side Valencia this summer after a 15-year professional career, has retired from the game. Albelda, who is on the verge of turning 36, did not accept any of the contract offers he received this summer (EFE, 8/7).