Names In The News
Former League Championship side Barnsley goalkeeper and coach NORMAN RIMMINGTON has died, aged 93. Rimmington signed with Barnsley in '45 and "worked for the club in a series of roles after his retirement." Born in Staincross, Rimmington was a "fearless" goalkeeper who made 27 appearances for the club, before moving to Hartlepool United in '47. He returned to Barnsley in '52 "where he held numerous posts including assistant manager, groundsman and physio" (BBC, 12/29). ... MICHAEL SCHUMACHER's son MICK said that he "wants to follow in his famous father's footsteps by winning a world championship." In the lead-up to his European F3 debut, Mick said, "I want to be Formula 1 world champion, like every driver. Formula 3 is the next step for me, and I can hardly wait." The 17-year-old said that he is not "setting a deadline for entering the highest level, saying it will happen when he feels prepared" (AUTOWEEK, 12/28). ... Topping the list of the top 50 badminton earners in '16 is TAI TZU-YING, the women’s singles world No. 1 from Taiwan, who won the "two richest tournaments of the year" -- the Indonesia Open and the Superseries Finals -- as well as the Hong Kong Open. Her total prize money was $271,025, just ahead of Chinese teen doubles player CHEN QINGCHEN, while Malaysia’s LEE CHONG WEI, who topped the list in '13 and '11, was a "distant third this year" with $171,500. The 19-year-old Chinese "prodigy" Chen earned the most among doubles players, banking $245,486 (SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST, 12/29).