South African side Maritzburg United coach ERNST MIDDENDORP "added his name to the list of managerial resignations" over the last week. He is now "in line to take over at Bloemfontein Celtic, where CLINTON LARSEN threw in the towel on Monday" (SOWETAN LIVE, 10/11). ... English Rugby Union Championship side Cornish Pirates Owner DICKY EVANS has announced plans to "step aside at the end of the season, but insists he will continue to help finance the team." The 67-year-old "plans to sell 150 shares in the club" and has committed to providing £400,000 ($638,000) in funding on a two-year rolling basis. The businessman has been involved at the Pirates since '94 (BBC, 10/15).
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