Quote of the Day

"I've never felt the need for a bodyguard. It might be a bit of overkill."
-- Melbourne Storm's 6-foot-4, 230-pound Ryan Hoffman, on the National Rugby League's suggestion to assign bodyguards to players to keep them out of trouble. (SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 6/21)
Friday June 21, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 9 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Messi Gets Court Date

    Lionel Messi faces 6-to-10 years in prison over tax fraud allegations.

    Lionel Messi and his father "will have to testify in court" over allegations they committed a €4M ($5.3M) tax fraud, after a Spanish judge "accepted a court filing from the prosecution and declared the two men formal suspects in the case," according to Tobias Buck of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The Argentina-born striker for FC Barcelona "is alleged to have channelled earnings from the sale of his image rights through tax havens such as Belize and Uruguay."

  • Flying Away

    Qantas drops long-time sponsorship of Football Federation Australia.

  • Finding Support

    Ofcom rules BSkyB ban on BT Sport promo campaign was OK.

  • Hard Bargain

    Brasileiro club Flamengo says it won't make "stupid" deal for Maracanã.

  • Fighting Back

    Mercedes says FIA knew about and signed off on disputed tire tests.

  • Mass Exodus

    Bundesliga club Hamburg SV faces defections by major sponsors.

  • Standing Pat

    Arsenal's No. 2 shareholder Usmanov says he has no plans to sell.

  • Shanghai Surprise

    Beckham's promotional appearance cut short as Chinese fans stampede.

  • Major Milestone

    WTA to celebrate Billie Jean King, 40th anniversary at Wimbledon.

  • Getting A Say

    Fan groups meet with Scudamore to protest high ticket prices.

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