Quote of the Day

"Football is important, but life is more important to us. There was a huge risk factor had we continued playing. Those who question our move don't know the ground realities."
-- I-League Mohun Bagan General Secretary Anjan Mitra on the club receiving a two-year ban for not returning to the pitch after a player was allegedly hit by a stone thrown from the crowd. (PTI, 12/29)
Monday December 31, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 141 Print This Issue

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  • A Threat To The Throne

    Bernie Ecclestone said his reign as F1 CEO could be threatened if he is charged in a bribery case.

    F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone has spoken for the first time about how his reign "could be threatened if he is charged in a bribery case" in Germany surrounding the $1.6B sale of the motor racing series to private equity firm CVC in '06, according to Christian Sylt of the London TELEGRAPH. Ecclestone said CVC "will probably be forced to get rid of me if the Germans come after me." He said, "It’s pretty obvious, if I’m locked up." Although he is "still being investigated by the Germans, he has not been charged." Ecclestone has admitted paying Gribkowsky, "but denies it was a bribe."

  • Blacks In The Green

    All Blacks Sevens players will get pay raise to prep for Rio Games.

  • Fighting Change

    National Trust fights golf resort planned for World Heritage site.

  • Just In Time

    After GFH takeover, Leeds United posts disappointing financial, attendance figures.

  • The Fix Was In?

    Former British runner says he was paid off to let Coe win last race in Britain.

  • Game Time

    FIFA's new worldwide database inspired by Football Manager video game.

  • Legend Fades Away

    Former England Cricket captain Tony Greig dies at 66.

  • Tour In Flux

    BCCI forced to change venue for Aussie tour because stadium won't be ready on time.

  • Put On The Bench

    I-League suspends Mohun Bagan club for two years after East Bengal incident.

  • Orient Express

    Beckham looking at China as fertile ground for strengthening brand.

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