Quote of the Day

"I would never measure organizing countries against the punctuality of Swiss trains."
-- FIFA President Sepp Blatter on his level of confidence in Brazil being ready for the 2014 World Cup. (REUTERS, 3/19)
Wednesday March 20, 2013 Vol. 1 — No. 197 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Stay The Course

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter is "unruffled by Brazil's stop-start preparations" for the 2014 World Cup, saying that "delays and hiccups are part and parcel of the run-up to the tournament," according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. Brazil's preparations have been "dogged by delays to stadiums and other infrastructure and deadlines have been repeatedly missed." Blatter said that he was not concerned.

  • Hot And Cold

    EPL chair supports switch to a winter World Cup in 2022, but league still opposed.

  • Great Divide

    The EPL is expected to be warned over rich, poor split in wake of TV deal.

  • Sky High

    BT Sport's solo sales pitch could make it costly for Sky customers.

  • A Quick Buzz

    Brazil's Fonte Nova lands beer sponsor, but only until FIFA takes over May 29.

  • Playing Second Fiddle

    Rangers boss says club should be promoted into Scotland's second tier.

  • Into The Pool

    NRL considers player pool to replace players suspended for doping.

  • Musical Chairs

    Lancashire's new $48M stands at Old Trafford must be redone.

  • Waiting In The Wings

    U.S. investor waiting to take over Coventry City should the club go into administration.

  • Fun And Games

    London Olympic legacy bosses consider bidding for 2022 Commonwealth Games.

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