Quote of the Day

"I met a match-fixer, a convicted match-fixer, here in Zurich next to the zoo and he told me organised crime is moving out of the drug trade and getting involved in match-fixing because of low risk and high profit."
-- FIFA Head of Security Ralf Mutschke, revealing that 50 football leagues have be targeted by organized crime. (REUTERS, 1/16)
Thursday January 17, 2013 Vol. 1 — No. 152 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Closing In On A Billion

    IOC Marketing Commission Chair Gerhard Heiberg said that the organization is "planning to add a new sponsor" in '13 to replace computer manufacturer Acer, whose contract expired last year, according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. Heiberg said, "The London 2012 Games were an absolute great success both for organisers and for the sponsors, and it makes it easier to talk to companies after London." He said that the new sponsor does not necessarily have to be a computer company, and instead will "reflect the changing electronics trends."

  • Seeing Red?

    McIlroy's Sunday best will provide some insight on new Nike deal.

  • Forced Entry

    TF1 pays $3.3M a year to Canal+ for rights to air Champions League final.

  • No Bounce

    Summer of Sport doesn't win gold for U.K. newspaper, TV advertising.

  • Pick A Number

    FIFA overwhelmed with demand, will hold lottery for Confederations Cup ducats.

  • Back To Work

    Ex-Barcelona coach Guardiola ends sabbatical, takes Bayern Munich job.

  • Joining The League

    Hamburg businessman pushes plan for Bundesliga basketball team in city.

  • Border Dispute

    Women's Cricket World Cup may have to move over Indo-Pak border flare up.

  • Saved By The Bail

    Coventry City Council bails out Ricoh Arena operator with $22M loan.

  • Going Flat

    Olympics could drop cycling if Armstrong implicates UCI's top officials.

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