Names In The News
Former Mexico forward DAVID PATIÑO, who coached Liga MX side Pumas UNAM in Tuesday's Copa MX match against Mérida, will "return to his role as manager" of Mexico's U20 national team. Pumas, which had named Patiño its interim head coach, on Monday hired GUILLERMO VÁZQUEZ, ending Patiño's stint as interim coach (LA AFICION, 8/18). ... IOC President THOMAS BACH "was awarded an Honorary Professorship from the Nanjing Sport Institute" (XINHUA, 8/19). ... EPL Norwich defender MARTIN OLSSON "has been handed a further three-game ban" by the FA after "he admitted a charge of improper conduct." The 26-year-old Sweden int'l "appeared to push" referee SIMON HOOPER "when he was sent off during the 1-0 defeat by Wolves at Molineux" on Aug. 10 (London DAILY MAIL, 8/18). ... The Malaysian badminton association "settled a row" with world No. 1 LEE CHONG WEI's coach and "allowed the duo to work together again." Malaysia's men's singles coach RASHID SIDEK "had been sidelined by the BAM." The public row between Rashid and BAM President TAN SRI TENGKU MAHALEEL TENGUKU ARIFF led to Malaysian Youth & Sports Minister KHAIRY JAMALUDDIN "stepping in to resolve the issue for the good" (REUTERS, 8/19).
NEVER AGAIN: LUIS SUÁREZ "promised Barcelona fans he will never bite another player again and revealed he has sought professional help to prevent it happening for a fourth time." The Uruguay striker "spoke publicly for the first time on Tuesday" since the incident with Italy defender GIORGIO CHIELLINI at the World Cup on 24 June. He repeatedly said that "he does not want to look back and described the question of therapy as a 'private issue.'" Suárez "was speaking at his presentation as a Barcelona player" (London GUARDIAN, 8/19),