Names In The News
One month from Argentine first division side River Plate's presidential election, which will take place Dec. 15, "one of the candidates to replace incumbent DANIEL PASSARELLA, ANTONIO CASELLI, met with former Barcelona President JOAN LAPORTA to make the former Barcelona exec his adviser." Laporta "is well-known for his management of one of the most important clubs in the world" (TERRA, 11/24). ... DIONISIO CAGIGAS, a Spanish engineer who has worked for the Red Bull F1 team for the past five years, "attended his last race as a member of the Red Bull team during the Brazilian Grand Prix Sunday." For Cagigas, "living in the U.K., far from his family and friends, was beginning to be too much of a burden, and because of this he decided to return to Spain" (EL PAIS, 11/24). ... LEBRON JAMES used Instagram to share a picture of himself and Mexican tycoon CARLOS SLIM on Saturday having dinner following James's NBA Miami Heat's game against the Orlando Magic (LA AFICION, 11/25). ... Former ManU defender BILL FOULKES, "one of the survivors of the Munich air disaster who went on to win the European Cup, has died aged 81." Club Exec Vice Chair ED WOODWARD said, "Bill was a giant character in the post-war history of Manchester United" (London EVENING STANDARD, 11/25). ... DAVID BECKHAM announced "a partnership between his company, Beckham Ventures, and global resort developer Las Vegas Sands" (CHINA DAILY, 11/25). ... A day after winning his 11th straight professional bout against "hopelessly outclassed" Thai boxer SUSU SITHJADEANG in Sunday's undercard for The Clash in Cotai, unbeaten Hong Kong boxer REX TSO SING-YU "appears likely to be snapped up by Top Rank, renowned promoter Bob Arum's company" (SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST, 11/25). ... Philippine boxer MANNY PACQUIAO "has pledged to visit the areas of the Philippines worst hit by Typhoon Haiyan in the next few days following his successful ring return" (AFP, 11/25).