Names In The News
Former German int'l and TV pundit MEHMET SCHOLL "has renewed its contract with German public broadcaster ARD for another two years through Euro 2016." ARD Sports Dir AXEL BALKAUSKY said, "Mehmet Scholl is one of Germany's former professional footballers with the highest sympathy rating. With his knowledge, humor and professionalism, he is a great asset for our shows." Scholl has been a pundit for ARD since March '08 (BILD, 9/18). ... Boca Juniors President DANIEL ANGELICI will take a "temporary leave and travel to Europe this week," with club VP OSCAR MOSCARIELLO taking his place during his absence. Moscariello said, "Daniel's cousin is getting married in the next few days in Italy. Daniel will attend the wedding, and from there he will travel to Real Madrid because Boca Juniors wants to install a similar athletic facility. He will only be gone until Oct. 3." The announcement comes on the same day when threats "were painted on Boca Juniors' La Bombonera stadium." Angelici said, "No one will intimidate us with words" (CLARIN, 9/18). ... Uruguayan Ice Hockey Federation President ERNESTO CAJARAVILLA was murdered Monday night in a shooting at his home at the age of 62 (EFE, 9/17). ... Nevada boxing judge C.J. ROSS "has effectively resigned." Ross told the Nevada State Athletic Commission that "she is stepping down indefinitely." Ross scored Saturday's FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR.-SAÚL ÁLVAREZ fight, which Mayweather won, a draw (L.A. TIMES, 9/17). ... British DJ MARVIN HUMES "has been announced as one of the official ambassadors of golf's Ryder Cup 2014." The Capital DJ "is a huge fan of the sport" and will join actor JAMES NESBITT in support of the European team (CAPITAL FM, 9/17). ... The Russian athletics federation handed down two-year bans to long jumper TATIANA KOTOVA and hammer thrower KIRILL IKONNIKOV on Wednesday "after the pair returned positive doping results." Kotova has seen all her results from Aug. 10, 2005 to Aug. 9, 2007 "declared void" (AFP, 9/18). ... Bharatiya Janata Party Deputy Leader GOPINATH MUNDE "is the latest in the list of politicians to show interest in the administration of Mumbai cricket." A local club on Tuesday sent a letter to the Mumbai Cricket Association stating that "the BJP leader would be its representative at the biennial elections" on Oct. 18. It is not clear if Munde "would be contesting the elections" (MUMBAI MIRROR, 9/18).