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Volume 10 No. 25

People and Pop Culture

Peruvian football club Juan Aurich President EDWIN OVIEDO has hired ROBERTO MOSQUERA to replace coach JOSÉ MARÍA BAKERO, who "had his contract rescinded due to poor results." Mosquera, 57, helped Peruvian side Sporting Cristal win the Peruvian First Division in '12 (EL COMERCIO, 9/8). ... MARIUS VIZER has been appointed the SportAccord Convention president by the body's exec committee at the organization's general assembly in Lausanne, Switzerland (SportAccord).

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The English FA "will not take any action" against EPL Tottenham defender KYLE WALKER, who has apologized for inhaling nitrous oxide, commonly known as "laughing gas," on a night out in Sheffield during the close season. Nitrous oxide is not illegal, but it can lead to medical problems and Walker admitted that "he had made a poor judgement" (REUTERS, 9/9). ... The IOC wants LANCE ARMSTRONG "to hand back his Olympic medal." IOC VP THOMAS BACH said that "Armstrong and the U.S. Olympic Committee had been asked to return the bronze medal that the American won at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney." Armstrong "was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life from elite sports." The IOC "also stripped him" of his Bronze Medal (AP, 9/9). ... League One side Carlisle United sacked Manager GREG ABBOTT (London INDEPENDENT, 9/9). ... Suspended cricketer AJIT CHANDILA and two others arrested for their alleged involvement in the Indian Premier League spot-fixing scandal were granted bail by a Delhi court which said there were some "missing links" in the prosecution's case. The court granted bail to Rajasthan Royals' player Chandila, ex-Ranji player BABURAO YADAV and alleged bookie DEEPAK KUMAR on a personal bond of Rs 50,000 ($766) "with one surety of like amount each" (PTI, 9/9).

London Times' KEVIN EASON: "BTW,. for those who doubt my professional credibility (and that includes my boss), I just won the Fleet St predictor sweep ...."

TV presenter GARY LINEKER: "Good that kyle Walker has apologised for inhaling nitrous oxide, or is he having a laugh?"

Yahoo Sports' SHANE BACON: ""So, this is what it's like playing against me." - What Nadal and Djokovic must think when they play each other""

Manchester Evening News' MIKE KEEGAN: "No Sky Sports anywhere at BA Terminal. Heathrow you disgust me."

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