Quote of the Day

"We need to realize the short history of football companies in the UAE. It was just four or five years ago that they transformed themselves into football companies. However, the mentality and mindset of their fans have perhaps not been transformed completely."
-- UAE Pro League Vice Chair Abdullah Al Junaibi on paying fans to attend football matches. (THE NATIONAL, 9/23)
Monday September 24, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 74 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Start Your Engines

    F1 will race under the lights in Singapore for another five years until 2017.

    A provisional F1 calendar for '13 has been released with Valencia being replaced by New Jersey and the British Grand Prix at Silverstone brought forward by a week, so it "does not clash with the Wimbledon final," according to Tom Cary of the London TELEGRAPH. Although there are "few surprises in the schedule, which is yet to be signed off by the World Motor Sport Council, it was still met with a few wide-eyed looks" by the F1 community out in Singapore. At 20 races, it equals this year as the longest in F1 history, but "with 13 of them now outside Europe and an unprecedented eight back-to-back race weekends, it looks to be the most brutal yet travel-wise."

  • Home Improvements

    Liverpool planning Anfield renovation over new stadium.

  • Cost Control

    Premier League clubs will meet this week to discuss new cost-control measures.

  • Making A Bid

    Mexico is preparing to bid for the 2026 World Cup.

  • Cheap Seats

    UAE football clubs are paying fans to fill their seats.

  • A Good Leed

    Leeds United is talking to a U.S. investor who could offer major funding for the Championship side.

  • Cloudy Skies

    A shake-up in Sky TV's sports department is looming, CEO confirms.

  • Making Ends Meet

    Adidas expects its own brand to compensate for Reebok's shortfall.

  • The Main Attraction

    Shanghai has seen a 30% spike in attendance since signing former Chelsea player Didier Drogba.

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