Quote of the Day

"There is a clear bias in how funding is distributed against teams promoted to the Premiership. The funding arrangements have all the appearance of a cartel."
-- Harrow West MP Gareth Thomas, criticizing Premiership Rugby for the way it distributes funding to newly promoted clubs. (London INDEPENDENT, 3/28)
Friday March 29, 2013 Vol. 1 — No. 205 Print This Issue

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  • More Than A Game

    England's Frank Lampard celebrates a goal during a World Cup qualifier vs. San Marino March 22.

    The FA stands to miss out on as much as £26M ($39.5M) in income if England fails to qualify for next year’s World Cup, according to Simon Hart of the London TELEGRAPH. Additionally, the FA "could also be left in a seriously weakened position" when it comes to negotiating new sponsorship deals at the end of the '13-14 season. England's 1-1 draw in Podgorica on Tuesday has left Roy Hodgson’s men "with an uphill task" to secure its place in Brazil next summer. Aside from the "national humiliation," failure to reach the World Cup finals for the first time since '94 would have "serious implications for the FA’s bank balance."

  • A Fixer Upper

    Jockey Club lays out plan for $68M Cheltenham redevelopment.

  • Partnering Up

    Perform Group to combine U.S. assets with Sporting News.

  • Climb Onboard

    Bahraini investment fund buys 10% stake in Leeds United.

  • Call To Action

    British MPs call on FA brass to drive reform at FIFA.

  • Attention Grabber

    Infiniti signs three-time F1 champ Sebastian Vettel as Dir of Performance.

  • Feel The Pain

    Brasileiro club Botafogo will take financial hit over stadium closing.

  • Refs Empowered

    UEFA tells referees to stop matches over racist behavior.

  • Fighting Change

    Aussie football federation won't have break to accommodate international matches.

  • Common Ground

    Coventry City makes deal to finish season at contested Ricoh Arena.

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