Names In The News
La Liga side Celta Vigo's MARIO BERMEJO, "a forward until last season," is retiring as a player and will "now join the Celta coaching staff" led by Sporting Dir MIGUEL TORRECILLA (EP, 6/15). ... WBA and IBF super-middleweight champion CARL FROCH "has signed up to appear on the BBC's new celebrity gymnastics show Tumble" (SPORTS MOLE, 6/13). ... EPL club Everton Manager ROBERTO MARTINEZ "has penned a new contract that will keep him in charge of Everton until 2019." Martinez "led the Toffees to their highest ever points haul in the Premier League with 72 points as they finished just outside the Champions League places" (London INDEPENDENT, 6/13). ... Former England midfielder DAVID BENTLEY "has retired at the age of 29 after 'falling out of love with the game.'" The former Tottenham and Blackburn player "last played more than a year ago and says he now wants to focus on his family and business interests" (BBC, 6/13). ... Indian cricket player MURALI KARTIK on Saturday "retired from competitive cricket having played eight Tests and 37 ODIs for India between 1999 and 2007 taking 24 and 37 wickets respectively" (PTI, 6/14).