Quote of the Day

"We've got sponsors and fans and we've had to go into defensive mode. For the club to be named before they have any justification for doing that is quite ridiculous."
-- NRL Manly spokesperson Phil Sidney after the club was cleared of wrongdoing in Australia's anti-doping investigation. (SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 3/21)
Thursday March 21, 2013 Vol. 1 — No. 198 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Narrowing The Focus

    NRL CEO Dave Smith speaks to the media Wednesday in Sydney.

    The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority wants to interview 31 National Rugby League players over the next four to six weeks "as part of its investigation into alleged drug use in the sport," according to Dan Baynes of BLOOMBERG. NRL CEO Dave Smith said that "clubs were no longer the subject of investigations regarding systematic doping, outside of the probe into practices at the Sydney-based Cronulla Sharks" in '11.

  • Giving Up The Fight

    Leyton Orient chair will 'walk away' from Olympic Stadium if he loses judicial review.

  • One Hot Ticket

    Barça, PSG quarterfinal creates 'historic' ticket demand.

  • Creating A Splash

    Swimming Australia may not hire new head coach during restructuring.

  • With Open Arms

    Beijing welcomes arrival of Beckham as Chinese football ambassador.

  • In The Red

    La Liga side Deportivo's $200M debt highlights Spain's financial troubles.

  • What It's Worth

    Madrid 2020 bid committee says Games would give $5B economic boost.

  • Cutting Loose

    Stihl expands its sponsorship of Mercedes-Benz in the German Touring Car Championship.

  • Sacked Lunch

    League Manager's Association calls record football sackings "embarrassing."

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