Quote of the Day

"A tournament should be played in one country. That is how you create identity and euphoria."
-- FIFA President Sepp Blatter on UEFA's plan to hold Euro 2020 across the entire continent. (London DAILY MAIL, 3/14)
Friday March 15, 2013 Vol. 1 — No. 194 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Putting The Brakes On

    Vodafone is ending its long-standing sponsorship with F1.

    Long-time F1 sponsor Vodafone "will pull out of the sport at the end of the season after a review of its marketing strategy," according to Thomas & Blitz of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Sources said that Vodafone has paid as much as $75M every year for a sponsorship package centered "on the McLaren racing team and its current and former British drivers Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton." Vodafone "has already withdrawn from other global partnerships, instead preferring to use its funds on domestic events that carry greater impact with local customers." Other long-running sponsorships, such as the England cricket team and Champions League football, "have also ended in the past few years."

  • Heart And Soul

    FIFA President Blatter says Euro 2020 format will lack 'soul.'

  • Staying Put

    Bernie Ecclestone says the Australian F1 Grand Prix will stay in Melbourne despite cost.

  • Coming Undone

    Scottish Football restructuring plan in danger of 'falling apart,' chief says.

  • A Long Wait

    Massive crowds at the Cheltenham Festival prompt organizers to rethink facility.

  • Putting The Pressure On

    Russian President Putin says droping wrestling from Olympics 'unjustified.'

  • Going For Glory

    Outgoing AFC boss asks members to restore 'health and glory' of governing body.

  • Coming To America

    Brasileiro club Cruzeiro hopes to promote its brand by training in the U.S.

  • Off The Market

    AEG Chair Phil Anschutz said Thursday he will not sell the entertainment giant.

  • A New Twist

    ASADA expands its investigation amid revelations of NRL players injecting calf blood.

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