Quote of the Day

"I'd rather shoot myself in the foot before allowing him that. I know how important it is for him to represent his country. However, in such cases it is about business. It is only about the money."
-- Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban, on Dirk Nowitzki playing for the German national team at EuroBasket 2013. (KICKER, 12/17)
Wednesday December 19, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 136 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Barcelona's Building Blocks

    Barcelona is expected to extend Lionel Messi's contract through 2018.

    FC Barcelona will re-sign Lionel Messi, Carles Puyol and Xavi Hernandez to respective new contracts in the coming weeks. Messi had a contract with the club until June 30, 2016, which has now been extended until June 30, 2018. Carles Puyol’s contract expires on June 30, 2013, but he will now be staying at the club until June 30, 2016. Xavi Hernandez’s contract with the club ends on June 30, 2014 but it includes conditions for renewal, which are to be exercised until June 30, 2016.

  • Pinching Pennies

    Premier League clubs near agreement on salary cap, spending controls.

  • Walking The Beat

    Glasgow Commonwealth Games raises security budget to $146M.

  • Hope Floats

    Rangers CEO Green says club's foray into stock market a success.

  • Right On Time

    Luxury watchmaker TAG Heuer signs on as Rugby Players' Association sponsor.

  • Surf's Up

    Sky gets rights to broadcast, market German beach volleyball.

  • Tropical Breeze

    Merchant Bank Verus Int'l launches Caribbean T20 Premier League.

  • The Royal Treatment

    Olympians Wiggins, Ainslie, Storey, Weir in line for royal honors.

  • Quality Control

    Zenit manager, director of sports denounce call by fan group for no African, gay players.

  • Playing Defense

    Chinese company threatens Michael Jordan with countersuit in trademark dispute.

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