Names In The News
La Liga side Sevilla President JOSÉ MARÍA DEL NIDO said that it will be the team's "Administrative Council who decides his substitute if the law forces him to step down from his position." On Sept. 18, the Spanish Supreme Court will "rule on the initial sentencing for Del Nido in the Caso Minutas fraud case" dating back to '11, which will put Del Nido's "future as Sevilla president in the air." Del Nido said, "In the hypothetical case, which I neither expect, desire nor believe will happen, that the law prevents me from serving as president, the Sevilla Administrative Council will decide on my replacement" (MARCA, 9/10). ... DENNIS RODMAN said that "he agreed to train North Korea's Olympic basketball team" at the request of North Korean leader KIM JONG-UN. Kim also asked Rodman "to write a book about him." Rodman said that "he will revisit Pyongyang in December," hopefully with his former NBA Chicago Bulls teammate SCOTTIE PIPPEN and former Utah Jazz player KARL MALONE (YONHAP, 9/10). ... DAVID BECKHAM will be "bending the ears of investment bankers, fund managers and stockbrokers as a keynote speaker at the annual CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets Investors' Forum" in Hong Kong (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 9/10). ... Iraq's FA fired the national team's Serbian head coach VLADIMIR PETROVIC on Tuesday, blaming a string of "bad results" after the squad failed to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil (AFP, 9/10). ... Punter and brothel owner EDDIE HAYSON "has been warned of racecourses for six months" by Racing New South Wales as the fall out from the More Joyous inquiry continues (SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 9/10). ... Spanish footballers IKER CASILLAS, ALVERO ARBEOLA, SERGIO RAMOS and RAUL ALBIOL have received diplomas "certifying them as qualified sporting directors." The Spanish quartet "completed a course studying towards the qualification at the Spanish Football Federation's offices last year and this week were presented with their certificates" (FOOTBALL ESPANA, 9/10). ... PAULO AUTUORI's second stint as Brasileiro Série A Sao Paulo manager "came to an unhappy end when he was fired after 13 games, only two months after quitting his previous job at Vasco da Gama." Autuori was immediately replaced by MURICY RAMALHO, "who returned for a third stint at the club where he won the Brazilian championship three times in a row" between '06 and '08 (REUTERS, 9/10). ... Former National Rugby League Sydney Roosters and Penrith Panthers player SANDOR EARL “is expected to be interviewed again by Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority investigators before they decide whether he is eligible for a reduced ban” (CANBERRA TIMES, 9/11).