Quote of the Day

"I can guarantee you 100%, 1,000%, 175,000,000%, that my story had nothing to do with any website, spoof or otherwise."
-- London Times Chief Football Correspondent Oliver Kay, defending his story about a new Qatar tournament against critics who say it was based on a hoax. (REUTERS, 3/13)
Thursday March 14, 2013 Vol. 1 — No. 193 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Curiouser And Curiouser

    An artist's illustration depicts Qatar's Al Gharafa stadium following renovations for the 2022 World Cup.

    UEFA "mounted an urgent investigation" Wednesday into a report that major European clubs are "being offered huge inducements to play in a 24-team tournament to be held every two years" in Qatar, according to Andy Hodgson of the London EVENING STANDARD. However, there was "immediate scepticism about the report," which appeared in Wednesday's London Times. Some suggested the paper "had been duped by a giant hoax." There "is bafflement in the Premier League at the plan."

  • Eastern Front

    Ecclestone "impressed" with Sochi as F1 plants more flags in Asia.

  • Set And Match

    Under pressure, Lawn Tennis Association CEO Roger Draper steps down.

  • On The Card

    League Championship club Brighton signs record deal with American Express.

  • Even Dozen

    Swiss Hockey Club SC Bern tops European attendance for 12th year in a row.

  • Some Good News

    Embattled NRL Sharks finally lock up new main sponsor.

  • A Bump In Pay

    Barcelona's Champions League haul from UEFA up to $27M.

  • The Good Fight

    Dunfermline's Leishman says club is fighting to avoid Rangers' path.

  • Trading Places

    Valencia, Barcelona will alternate as hosts of Spanish GP.

  • Crash And Burn

    Scottish football reconstruction plan "threatening to collapse."

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