Names In The News
IOC President THOMAS BACH made his first visit to South Korea Wednesday (YONHAP NEWS, 11/20). ... India senior women's field hockey team coach INDERJIT SINGH GILL died "in a fatal road accident near Sangrur in Punjab." Gill "was also part of the coaching staff of the senior women's team that won the silver medal at the recently concluded third women's Asian Champions Trophy in Japan" (PTI, 11/20). ... English Premiership squad Harlequins' rugby announced Dir of Rugby CONOR O'SHEA, head coach JOHN KINGSTON and skills coach COLLIN OSBORNE have extended their contracts through the '15-16 season. This group of coaches has overseen the most successful period in Harlequins history, winning four trophies over the past three seasons (Harlequins). ... British boxer TYSON FURY announced his retirement from boxing on Twitter as "the fallout from the collapse" of his fight with DAVID HAYE continues. The British heavyweight "saw his fight with the former world champion cancelled in September after the Londoner suffered a cut eye in training." The fight "was rescheduled for February but again that had to be cancelled after Haye was forced to have shoulder surgery." Haye "has since been advised to retire from the sport due to the injury" (EUROSPORT, 11/20). ... A Brisbane newspaper has begun its coverage of the opening Ashes Test by banning STUART BROAD's name. The Courier-Mail has implemented a ''Broad Ban'' for the duration of the Gabba Test match. Whenever they have to refer to the bowler, the paper will call him "Stuart Fraud" (EUROSPORT, 11/20). ... Football Federation of Australia CEO DAVID GALLOP "has criticised" Socceroos captain LUCAS NEILL "for swearing at the crowd" during Tuesday night’s friendly against Costa Rica. Neill "was booed by a section of fans." Gallop: "While that kind of crowd behavior is not what we want to see, Lucas should have let it slide" (SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 11/20). ... Qatar women’s national team coach MONIKA STAAB has been nominated for the 2014 German Football Ambassador award. The other nominees announced were Jamaica trainer WINFRIED SCHÄFER and Namibia Technical Dir KLAUS STÄRK (THE PENINSULA, 11/20).