Names In The News
ROBIN VAN PERSIE "has dismissed claims he is not happy" working under new ManU Manager DAVID MOYES. Van Persie "insists the stories are false." Van Persie: "It's great working with the new manager, David Moyes. He has his own style and methods and I like them" (PA, 9/5). ... Spanish journalist JESÚS DE LA SERNA died Thursday in Madrid at age 87. De la Serna was president of the Madrid Press Association during the '90s (AS, 9/5). ... Spain's National Futsal League (LNFS) President JAVIER LOZANO has stepped down from the position following the conclusion to his presidential term. Lozano thanked LNFS clubs for their support during his four-year term and "praised the advances that futsal made during the last years, the strengthening of the sport and its great possibilities for the future" (EFE, 9/5). ... NOVAK DJOKOVIC confirmed his South American tour at the end of the year. Djokovic: "I will play two games there. Many friends have asked me to go there." Djokovic added, "I will have one exhibition in Chile and two in Argentina. I expect a mountain of good things, as it will be my first time in Argentina" (OLE, 9/5). ... Chelsea Manager JOSE MOURINHO's son, JOSE MARIO, has signed for EPL side Fulham. The "14-year-old goalkeeper is all set for a new adventure in London after spending the last few seasons plying his trade for Madrid outfit Canillas." He signed a one-year deal (MARCA, 9/4). ... Serie A AC Milan VP ADRIANO GALLIANI "has ruled out any future agreement between the club" and MLS side L.A. Galaxy over a transfer of KAKÁ. Kaká ended a "frustrating few years at Real Madrid" when he rejoined AC Milan on Monday, "signing a two-year contract after being allowed to leave" Real Madrid for free (AFP, 9/6). ... The Union Health Ministry on Thursday announced former Indian cricket team captain RAHUL DRAVID "as brand ambassador for its National Tobacco Control Campaign" (PTI, 9/5).