Names In The News
Omega Dubai Desert Classic champion STEPHEN GALLACHER "has been made a global ambassador by event organisers golf in DUBAi." His role as global ambassador "will see him wear the golf in DUBAi brand as part of a three-year deal until 2017" (GULF NEWS, 4/2).
STORM MAY CHALLENGE PENALTY: National Rugby League side Melbourne Storm player JORDAN MCLEAN "will serve a seven-game suspension after he was found guilty of a dangerous throw charge" on Newcastle's ALEX MCKINNON "that has left him in hospital with a spinal injury." A clearly distraught McLean "was handed the 725-point suspension on Wednesday night." Melbourne CEO MARK EVANS "fronted the media following the hearing, and while he threw his full support behind McKinnon, believes the seven-game suspension was over the top." Evans hinted that the club "would appeal against the ban that has rubbed McLean out until round 13 against the Roosters'' (SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 4/2).