Quote of the Day

"Fans need to be aware that there is going to be an exodus of players over the next three to four years."
-- Spanish Football League President Javier Tebas, warning that La Liga is going to lose many of its stars as clubs struggle to get out of debt. (INSIDE SPANISH FOOTBALL, 6/12)
Thursday June 13, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 3 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Taxing Time For Messi

    Lionel Messi and his father are accused of tax fraud.

    Barcelona's Lionel Messi and his father "denied wrongdoing" on Wednesday after the Spanish tax authorities "accused them of defrauding the state" of more than €4M ($5.3M), according to Pinedo & Rogers of REUTERS. Messi and his father, Jorge, "allegedly filed fraudulent tax returns" for the years '06-09. Messi wrote on his Facebook page, "We learned about the action begun by the Spanish prosecutor through the media."

  • The Loko-Motion

    Metals billionaire Lisin likely buyer for Russian Premier League club Lokomotiv.

  • League Is History

    SFL "swallowed up" by SPL after clubs vote to form new professional league.

  • A New Ride

    Man City signs new partnership deal with Japanese carmaker Daihatsu.

  • All Juiced Up

    Japanese baseball bosses admit to ordering Mizuno to "adjust" balls to liven up game.

  • Serving An Ace

    Seven deal to broadcast Australian Open called "scandalous" by rival Ten.

  • Liga Of Their Own

    Spanish Bank BBVA pays $93M to sponsor LFP for three years.

  • Netting A Partner

    Aegon extends sponsorship of Lawn Tennis Association for $39M.

  • Keeping Doors Open

    Lithuanian Bank says it wants to keep SPL Hearts in business.

  • In Demand

    Borussia Dortmund leads European attendance with 80,482 a game.

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