Rugby League World Cup CEO ANDREW HILL is the new CEO of National Rugby League side Canterbury Bulldogs. In a "massive coup" for the club, Hill will replace outgoing CEO RAELENE CASTLE, who announced earlier this year she "would be moving on at the end of the season." Hill "only emerged as a potential candidate in recent days." Others linked to the "much-sought after role" included Gold Coast Titans COO TONY MESTROV, Sharks CEO LYALL GORMAN and NSW Rugby League execs STUART CLARK and DAVID TRODDEN (STUFF, 8/10). ... Ladies European Tour CEO IVAN KHODABAKHSH "is out." The L.E.T. website posted Khodabakhsh "is leaving his position" and that the board asked Chair MARK LICHTENHEIN to take over day-to-day duties. Khodabakhsh had been "under fire" with the L.E.T. "struggling to hold on to tour events" (GOLF CHANNEL, 8/9).
COACHES/MANAGERS: Brasileiro side Flamengo named REINALDO RUEDA its head coach. His contract "is expected to run through '18" (MARCA, 8/9). ... Chilean first division side O'Higgins named GABRIEL MILITO its new coach. He signed a two-year deal with the club. Milito's previous job was with Argentine first division side Independiente (MARCA, 8/10). ... The Slovak Ice Hockey Federation hired CRAIG RAMSAY as head coach of the Slovak men's national team on a two-year deal. The contract will include the 2018 Olympic Winter Games and the 2018 and 2019 Int'l Ice Hockey Federation World Championship (IIHF).