Quote of the Day

"He doesn't only score a lot of goals, but many outstanding goals. Each new one is more impressive than the previous one. I feel sorry for those who want to dethrone him -- it is impossible."
-- Former FC Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola, on Lionel Messi, who won his fourth straight Ballon d'Or. (EUROSPORT, 1/7)
Tuesday January 8, 2013 Vol. 1 — No. 145 Print This Issue

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  • Cards On The Table

    The three cities bidding to host the 2020 Olympics submitted their official candidature files to the IOC in Lausanne, Switzerland on Monday, "marking the start of eight months of intensive campaigning," according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. Istanbul, Madrid and Tokyo are "hoping to host the Games at a time of global economic uncertainty and renewed scrutiny over the benefits of hosting the Olympics." The winning bid will be chosen at an IOC session in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Sept. 7.

  • Vacation Spot

    Atlético Madrid makes $16M jersey deal with Azerbaijan tourism board.

  • Simply The Best

    FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi wins fourth straight Ballon d'Or; Wambach women's winner.

  • Getting Serious

    UEFA opens investigations into fan behavior by Tottenham, Lazio fans.

  • New Shoes

    NBA guard Tony Parker drops Nike for $3M shoe deal with China's Peak.

  • More Than A Club

    FC Barcelona's rise to the top embraces youth, regional pride.

  • A New Image

    Qatar group to invest $264M a year into Paris St. Germain through '16.

  • Sorry

    ESPN apologizes after commentator calls Liverpool's Suárez a "cheat."

  • On The Bottom

    Scottish football reorganization could leave Rangers stuck in Third Division.

  • A Time Thing

    Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan too busy to buy stake in I-League club Dempo.

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