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Volume 7 No. 149

People and Pop Culture

Online fundraising platform Omaze named MLB L.A. Dodgers VP/Global Partnerships RYAN NORYS Senior VP/Revenue & Partnerships (THE DAILY). ... Ligue 2 side Paris FC named SEBASTIEN ROOS its commercial director. Roos has more than 20 years' experience in the sports marketing and events sector (Paris FC). ... The Turkish Football Federation announced Monday that it terminated the contract of men's national team coach MIRCEA LUCESCU, paving the way for SENOL GUNES to take over the role. The TFF said that the decision to part ways with Lucescu was mutual (DAILY SABAH, 2/10).

EPL side Cardiff City's EMILIANO SALA died of head and chest injuries when the plane he was in crashed into the English Channel, an "inquest has heard." Sala "was formally identified by a fingerprint expert" (London GUARDIAN, 2/11). ... EPL side Cardiff City Manager NEIL WARNOCK abandoned plans for the club to take a mid-season break so that he and his players "can reflect" on the Sala tragedy in privacy with their families. Following Saturday's 2-1 win at Southampton, Cardiff is "without a fixture" until it hosts Watford on Feb. 22 (SKY SPORTS, 2/11). ... Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) President LUIS RUBIALES paid for renovations to his home in Valencia in '15 "with his own money," a judge reportedly ruled. He was accused of using Spanish Footballers' Association (AFE) funds to pay for the work while he was president of the AFE (MARCA, 2/11).