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Argentine first division side Boca Juniors President DANIEL ANGELICI watched Saturday's Copa de Oro friendly match against rival River Plate while sitting with River President RODOLFO D'ONOFRIO. The River president "said during the week that he would invite Angelici to watch the game with him and they sat together in the same box." D'Onofrio: "It has to be made clear that we are opponents, not enemies, that this is not a war, it is a game" (OLE, 1/19). ... Spanish second division side Deportivo de La Coruña President AUGUSTO CÉSAR LENDOIRO, who "announced that he was stepping down in December," on Sunday watched his "team's last game as a Deportivo exec." Lendoiro received "a thank-you plaque from fans at halftime" (MARCA, 1/19). ... The Int'l Cycling Union has appointed composites engineer and sports scientist DIMITRIS KATSANIS as consultant to the UCI Equipment Commission (UCI). ... Italy's ALESSANDRO BALLAN, the world road race champion in '08, "has been handed a two-year doping ban by Italy's Olympic Committee" (AAP, 1/18).