Quote of the Day

"We want to put this club and this city back on the map -- football clubs can do that."
-- Bradford City Manager Phil Parkinson, after his League Two side shocked Premier League club Arsenal in a Capital One Cup match. (London GUARDIAN, 12/12)
Thursday December 13, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 132 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Sports Dominates Tube In '12

    In the U.K., coverage of the London 2012 Olympics and Euro 2012 "dominates the list of the most-popular TV programmes of the year ahead of the usual chart toppers, including The X Factor, Strictly Come Dancing and Downton Abbey," according Tara Conlan of the London GUARDIAN. The Olympic Closing Ceremony on Aug. 12 "was the most-watched programme of the year, with an average audience of 24.5 million viewers," despite a mixed critical reception, just ahead of Dir Danny Boyle's "widely acclaimed Opening Ceremony on July 27 (24.2 million)."

  • The Public Domain

    Advisor tells EU court that countries can keep football on free TV.

  • Common Ground

    Aussie rugby commission, players optimistic on new deal by year end.

  • Earning Their Keep

    Locked out NHL players are having an impact in the European leagues.

  • Quick Payoff

    Brazilian club Vitória's promotion leads to sponsorship deals.

  • Back In Business

    Bradford City back in FA Cup after winning appeal over ineligible player.

  • Backing Their Play

    Austrian Olympic Committee says it's behind bid by Vienna for Games.

  • Not To Worry

    Brazilian minister promises that all World Cup stadiums will be ready on time.

  • Keeping The Peace

    Leeds cuts Chelsea seat allotment for match by 2,000 over fears of violence.

  • An Open Date

    Ecclestone puts kibosh on grand prix events in Turkey, Austria.

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