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Australian cycling "has thrown its weight behind" British Cycling President BRIAN COOKSON's campaign to unseat PAT MCQUAID as head of the Int'l Cycling Union at the global governing body's election next month. Cycling Australia's support "is likely to mean Cookson can rely on three votes from Oceania's regional federation, which may prove decisive in a tightly contested poll with only 42 casting voters across the globe" (REUTERS, 8/26). ... Former NBA player YAO MING "has collaborated with the world's largest beer producer to launch a short film warning against the dangers of drunk driving." The six-minute micro film, titled "Price of Love -- No Drunk Driving" was unveiled in Shanghai on Sunday "in collaboration with brewers Anheuser-Busch" (CHINA DAILY, 8/26). ... NBA Houston Rockets center DWIGHT HOWARD teamed up with Taiwan actor KAI KO and two-time taekwondo Olympic Gold Medalist WU JINGYU in Beijing’s Sanlitun area for an adidas fitness campaign on Sunday night (CHINA DAILY, 8/26). ... West Indies cricketer CHRIS GAYLE "will appear in a music video," featuring the remix of Bollywood chartbuster "Humma Humma" later this month. The music video "is shot for a commercial" and will feature gayle, actor PURAB KOHLI and Indian Idol host CHANG (TNN, 8/26). ... Brazilian goalkeeper GYLMAR DOS SANTOS NEVES has died "after a heart attack." He was 83. Neves "helped his country" win the 1958 and 1962 World Cups. Neves "had been hospitalized since last week after complications from a heart attack" (AP, 8/26).