Names In The News
Spanish second division side Mallorca shareholder ANDY KOHLBERG, the vice-chair of the NBA Phoenix Suns, "is traveling to visit the club" and meet with CEO MAHETA MOLANGO and Finance Dir ALFONSO DÍAZ. The execs will "address the club's potential relegation to the third tier." Mallorca is 21st in its 22-team league with four games remaining in the season. Relegation "would mean a massive blow for the team, which would have to drastically reduce spending" (DIARIO DE MALLORCA, 5/17). ... HUGHIE MORRISON could lose his training license "after one of his horses tested positive for an anabolic steroid." Morrison is "facing the prospect of a suspension of between one and 10 years" after he said that OUR LITTLE SISTER was "found to have contained nandrolone in her system after a race at Wolverhampton" on Jan. 14. Morrison has denied all wrongdoing and said that he "offered a cash reward for information that would lead to his name being cleared" (PA, 5/18). ... The England & Wales Cricket Board named ROSS HUNTER and IAN SALISBURY as England's "first ever full-time disability cricket coaches." Ex-England int'l Salisbury has been appointed as new head coach of England's physical disability team. Hunter will continue his work as coach of England's visually impaired side, "now in a full-time capacity" (BBC, 5/18). ... Australian footballers ROBBIE KRUSE and JAMES HOLLAND will enter the transfer market as free agents after leaving Chinese Super League club Liaoning Whowin. The players "had their contracts terminated via the assistance" of Professional Footballers Australia, "having gone three months without being paid" (THE AGE, 5/18).