Businesswoman RONA FAIRHEAD, a former boss of the Financial Times, "has been unveiled as the government's choice to be the first female chair of the BBC Trust." In an appointment "met with surprise inside the BBC, Fairhead was confirmed as the replacement" for CHRIS PATTEN after the early favorite, Tory peer and British Olympic Association Chair SEBASTIAN COE, pulled out of the race in July. Fairhead, who at 53 is 10 years younger than BBC Dir General TONY HALL, said she was "under no illusions about the significance and the enormity of the job" (London GUARDIAN, 9/1). ... HORACIO MURATORE succeeded YVAN MAININI in becoming the new FIBA president at the FIBA World Congress. He will be joined on the central board by the following elected members: ANIBAL MANAVE (MOZ) and CLOTAIRE CELESTINE ADJANOHOUN (BEN) of FIBA Africa, JIM TOOLEY (U.S.), MICHELLE O'KEEFE (CAN) and MARCELO BEDOYA (PAR) of FIBA Americas, TIAN XIAO (CHN) of FIBA Asia, JOSE LUIS-SAEZ (ESP), CYRIEL COOMANS (BEL), LENA WALLIN-KANTZY (SWE) and JEAN-PIERRE SIUTAT (FRA) of FIBA Europe and SCOTT DERWIN (AUS) and DEBORAH K. SHONIBER (MIS) of FIBA Oceania (FIBA).
COACHES/MANAGERS: Colombian first division side Atlético Huila named FERNANDO CASTRO its new coach. Castro replaces VIRGILIO PUERTO. Atlético Huila is the first team in Colombia's top flight to "make a coaching change this season" (CARACOL, 8/28). ... Liga MX side Tijuana announced in a statement that "following a mutual agreement between both parties," CÉSAR FARÍAS will no longer coach the club. In 26 games with Tijuana, Farías led the team to eight wins, 10 losses and eight ties (LA AFICION, 8/31).
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