Quote of the Day

"I do not want to spend any more of my life fighting trumped up allegations and (will) focus instead on my family and business."
-- Former FIFA Exec Committee member Mohamed bin Hammam, who received a lifetime ban for "repeated violations" of the organization's code of ethics. (AFP, 12/17)
Tuesday December 18, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 135 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Grassroots Growth Rewarded

    Swimming was one of several sport looking to increase participation in the U.K.

    Six sports in Great Britain have been warned that they will have millions of pounds in funding taken away "unless they can show they can improve participation figures in the next 12 months," according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. Grassroots investment body Sport England revealed how £493.4M ($798M) in lottery and exchequer funding will be divided up between 46 sports over the next four years.

  • Out Of Bounds

    Panasonic pulls sponsorship of Japanese golfer Ryo Ishikawa.

  • Made In The Shades

    Oakley sues McIlroy, Nike for breach of contract.

  • Political Statement

    Barcelona to play in Catalan colors starting with '13-14 season.

  • Getting Attention

    BBC scores 14.5 million viewers for SPOTYs, biggest audience in 20 years.

  • Over And Out

    Hammam resigns from football, gets a lifetime ban from FIFA.

  • It Pays To Win

    Brasileiro club Corinthians will take home $5M for Club World Cup title.

  • Picking Up The Tab

    NRL Newcastle fans board confident Tinkler will pay off debts.

  • The Race War

    Zenit St. Petersburg fan group tells club not to sign black, gay players.

  • Ready For Action

    Brazil inaugurates Castelão stadium, first completed World Cup facility.

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