Quote of the Day

"It's been very disappointing to read some of the reaction to Paolo's appointment."
-- Sunderland CEO Margaret Byrne on the reaction to Paolo Di Canio's hiring as head coach. (London GUARDIAN, 4/1)
Tuesday April 2, 2013 Vol. 1 — No. 206 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Twenty Something

    Top tennis players such as Andy Murray are expected to be targeted for the Int'l Premier Tennis League.

    Tennis "is preparing to go Twenty20 with a blast of quick, made-for-television sets starring the best players in the world," according to Neil Harman of the LONDON TIMES. The event "is backed by the wealth of princes and governments across the Middle East and Asia and is to be installed by the end of the year in an effort to derive the maximum benefit from its present golden age." A November launch "is being readied for the International Premier Tennis League," a city-based franchise league that "will showcase not only those winning today’s grand-slam tournaments, but also past stars."

  • Stirring The Pot

    Sunderland's hiring of Paolo Di Canio causes 'unrest,' resignation of club official.

  • Planning Ahead

    Visa extends World Cup deal through '22 under new terms.

  • Collision Course

    FIFA tells South African government not to interfere with match-fixing inquiry.

  • Staying Afloat

    Financially stricken Dusseldorf EG will participate in the '13-14 DEL season.

  • Pomp And Circumstance

    Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan promises 'spectacular' IPL opening ceremony.

  • Better Late Than Never

    The estimated cost of Russian Premier League side Zenit's stadium cut to $1.1B.

  • On The Ropes

    India Sports Ministry calls for drug test on boxer Vijender Singh.

  • Going Green

    Stuttgart's MercedesCup will become a grass tournament starting in 2015.

  • On The Move?

    Bernie Ecclestone says Brazilian F1 Grand Prix could move to Rio in '16.

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