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Volume 6 No. 216

People and Pop Culture

Sky Sports won the Corporate of the Year Award, supported by Fortune, for its work with Sky Sports Living for Sport. Beyond Sport’s Global Partner, Barclays, backed both int'l and local awards. The Sport for Social Inclusion Award, supported by Barclays, was given to YUWA for its work with young girls in India. The Sport for Education Award went to Skateistan Kabul, Afghanistan, Stakeistan. The Sport for the Environment award went to Carbon Management Strategy for London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games. The Best Foot Forward Sport for Conflict Resolution Award (Comic Relief) went to Jugando por la Libertad, Colombia, Nukanti Foundation for Children. The Innovation Through Sport Award (One World Futbol Project) went to Fight for Peace Founder LUKE DOWDNEY (SBD Global).

Spanish second division side Deportivo La Coruña legal adviser GERMÁN RODRÍGUEZ CONCHADO has announced that he will "present his candidacy for presidency of the team." Conchado suggested in June that current Deportivo President AUGUSTO CÉSAR LENDOIRO "should step down" (MARCA, 9/11). ... Peruvian national football team coach SERGIO MARKARÍAN said that he will "step down as coach following his team's final 2014 World Cup qualifier." Peru was mathematically eliminated from World Cup contention on Tuesday when it lost to Venezuela 3-2 (AFP, 9/11). ... F1 team Scuderia Ferrari announced it has reached an agreement with KIMI RÄIKKÖNEN. Räikkönen will join FERNANDO ALONSO in the driver lineup for the next two seasons (Ferrari). ... National Rugby League side Parramatta coach RICKY STUART has resigned "effective immediately to take up a three-year deal to coach Canberra" (SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 9/11). ... Czech Republic national football coach MICHAL BILEK "has resigned following his side's 2-1 loss to Italy in a World Cup qualifier that all but ended the country's chances of reaching next year's finals in Brazil" (REUTERS, 9/11). ... Irish national football team coach GIOVANNI TRAPATTONI "has left his role as head coach" following Tuesday's defeat to Austria (London INDEPENDENT, 9/11). ... Former England seam bowler MATTHEW HOGGARD announced that "he will retire from cricket after making his final first class appearance for Leicestershire next week" (REUTERS, 9/11).

LOTUS F1 TEAM: "So #Kimi is off to #Ferrari for 2014; it hurts a little bit… #F1 #Raikkonen" (with picture, left)

London Guardian's OWEN GIBSON: "Looks like Istanbul are bidding for semis and final of 2020 euros after missing out on Olympics. Bad news for FA hopes for Wembley."

ESPN's DARREN ROVELL: "Andy Murray forms own management company, follows in footsteps of Nadal & McIlroy. Is it about lack of skill in agent world or greed?"

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