Quote of the Day

"How can we ask to a city like Lviv to build an airport, to build a big stadium, and after three games it is finished for the Euro?"
-- UEFA President Michel Platini, as part of his rationale for adding eight teams for the next European Championships. (REUTERS, 6/18)
Wednesday June 20, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 8 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Cops Have Ticket 'Hitlist'

    A multimillion-pound Olympic tickets scandal is being investigated by police.

    A "hitlist" of 30 int'l websites and 970 individuals "are being targeted by police" investigating the multimillion-pound black market of Olympic Games tickets, according to Sandra Laville of the London GUARDIAN. The list includes individuals "linked to serious organised crime." One man is being targeted in Belgium "for attempting to sell large quantities" of Olympic tickets. The Metropolitan police are "liaising with the U.S. Olympic Committee over several unauthorized sites "attempting to sell seats illegally." In the U.K., known ticket re-sellers "have tried to breach the official website selling Olympic tickets." About 100 attempted to buy seats in order to resell them illegally, but "were identified and failed to do so" ( GUARDIAN, 6/1 ...

  • Italian Job For Watford FC

    The Italian Pozzo family is going to be the new owner of English club Watford.

  • Record Year For Bundesliga

    Bundesliga leagues had record attendance for the '11-12 season.

  • Big Bounce For Spanish League

    The finals of Spain's top basketball league drew the best TV ratings in 15 years.

  • Bookmaker Pays Up

    Gambling site Paddy Power will pay the $127,000 fine for player who flashed their logo.

  • Cricket Cuts A Deal

    Cricket Australia sweetens offer and players take the deal, averting a strike.

  • China, NBA Make A Movie

    NBA makes Shanghai Film Group first international film partner for "Amazing" film.

  • Koreans Stick With Nine

    The Korean Baseball Organization decided against adding a 10th team to the KBL.

  • Okie Architect Heads East

    Oklahoma architect Tom Hoch enters Asian market with two golf projects in China.

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