Names In The News
Former Australian cricket player GREG BLEWETT has been appointed by Cricket Australia to work with the national men's team as a fielding consultant for the upcoming tours of Zimbabwe and the UAE (CA). ... ManU "misfit" ANDERSON "has rejected a potential loan move to Flamengo." The Brazilian "was reportedly unsure whether he would get paid if he made the move as Flamengo" has developed a reputation for not getting wages to players on time. The 26-year-old "was also offered to Santos and Atletico Mineiro but they have already invested in other targets" (London DAILY MAIL, 8/14). ... Former Chelsea striker KERRY DIXON "will stand trial charged with possessing cocaine." Dixon, 53, "pleaded not guilty to possession of the Class A drug when he appeared at Luton magistrates’ court" (London DAILY MAIL, 8/14). ... Korea Baseball Organization team Lotte Giants pitcher SHANE YOUMAN "used a simple, white T-shirt" to make a statement "against racism in Korea's professional baseball league." The sentence on the front of the shirt said, "Be careful what you say," which goes with the message on the back that read, "Someone is listening." Youman, an African-American, said that "he made the custom-made T-shirt to raise awareness about the widespread, daily racism" non-Korean players in the KBO experience (KOREA TIMES, 8/14).