Quote of the Day

"We are a country that has participated in every World Cup and that has won the tournament five times, more than any other team. But we have only two percent of football's financial wealth while England has more than 30 percent and Germany 23 percent."
-- Brazil Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo, on why he wants to reorganize the country's football. (XINHUA, 4/30)
Wednesday May 1, 2013 Vol. 1 — No. 227 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Master Plan

    Man City Owner Sheikh Mansour's MLS interest part of plan to promote Abu Dhabi.

    Man City Owner Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan's pursuit of the N.Y.-based Major League Soccer franchise points toward "the true objective of Abu Dhabi's sporting portfolio," according to Mark Ogden of the London TELEGRAPH. Abu Dhabi and Man City have "been a huge success story" since Sheikh Mansour bought the club four-and-a-half years ago. Man City, "in the words of the Stone Roses’ Ian Brown, might have ‘everything except a beach,’ but it is not Paris and it is certainly not New York."

  • Get It Right

    BT will hit production partner with fines for missed goals, corners.

  • Clearing the Air

    FIFA report rules Blatter not involved in bribery; Havelange resigns.

  • End Of The Line

    Spanish doctor gets one-year sentence in Operation Puerto verdict.

  • Sirens' Song

    Paris St. Germain confident club can lure Wenger to France.

  • The Name Game

    Allianz seals Palmeiras stadium deal, will let fans decide on name.

  • A Banner Year

    Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach reports record $20M profit for '12.

  • Changing Direction

    Brazil's Sports Minister wants to change calendar, protect home grown talent.

  • A Downturn

    Former Real Madrid boss says stadium redo a victim of slumping economy.

  • Troubled Waters

    SPL club Heart of Midlothian claims finances are OK despite owner's issues.

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