Quote of the Day

"Racism has struck the Jewish people harder than any other nation in the world … the entire country is shocked by this phenomenon and will never agree to come to terms with it."
-- Israel President Shimon Peres, calling on the country's football authorities to clamp down on racism after Beitar Jerusalem fans protested against the club's intention to sign two Muslim players. (London GUARDIAN, 1/29)
Wednesday January 30, 2013 Vol. 1 — No. 161 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Boom Times For ManU

    ManU’s commercial revenue "is now approaching an astonishing" $204M a year and “will only continue to rise,” according to Laurie Whitwell of the London DAILY MAIL. There are “no fewer than 32 companies listed as sponsors of the club" on its official website and this does not even include three -- "somewhat peculiar" -- deals announced this month. First there was “the tie-up with Indonesian tire manufacturer Multistrada on January 7, then came Wahaha, a Chinese soft drinks producer, a week later, and on January 18 we heard Japanese paint manufacturer Kansai had become the club’s first ‘paint partner.’”

  • Football Net

    Axel Springer gets Bundesliga online rights, wants Constantin to produce content.

  • Holding The Line

    Arsenal says it will freeze ticket prices for '13-14 campaign.

  • Damning Report

    French magazine renews claim that Qatar "bought" 2022 World Cup.

  • Calling It Quits

    Indian football league scrapped, doomed by logistical problems.

  • Marching Orders

    MPs tell FA to get financial house in order or face government intervention.

  • Taking The Test

    Media report prompts doping tests for Kenyan athletes.

  • Down To Business

    SPL commission begins investigation into Rangers' payments to players.

  • Free And Clear

    EPL Fulham out of the red after owner converts loans into equity.

  • Blockbuster Deals

    Balotelli makes $31M move to AC Milan; Drogba leaves China for Galatasaray.

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