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Volume 7 No. 149
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Names In The News: Autopsy Confirms Emiliano Sala's Cause Of Death

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).