Quote of the Day

"It's just unacceptable really. It's only when someone gets hurt that someone will do something about it."
-- F1 driver Lewis Hamilton, who was one of four drivers to have a rear tire blowout during Sunday's British Grand Prix. (BBC, 6/30)
Monday July 1, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 15 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Explosive Situation

    Felipe Massa's shredded tire is seen in the pits at the British Grand Prix Sunday.

    Italian tire manufacturer Pirelli "faces a searching examination of its credentials to continue to supply tyres to Formula One" after Sunday's British Grand Prix at Silverstone "was left strewn with exploded rubber," according to the London TELEGRAPH. Nico Rosberg ended up taking the checkered flag, but that followed "a chaotic race in which there were four failures to the left-rear tyres" of Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa, Jean-Eric Vergne and Sergio Perez. Pirelli "has come in for considerable criticism this season," and Sunday's images "will further damage their floundering reputation."

  • Public Perception

    FIFA's reputation "has been enhanced" by Confederations Cup, Sepp Blatter says.

  • Frustrating Finish

    Mark Cavendish criticizes Tour de France organizers for Saturday's finish-line chaos.

  • Paradise City

    Swansea City, GWFX agree to a record sponsorship deal worth a reported $3M.

  • Securing The Funds

    Swiss bank UBS has been tapped to secure $100M in funding for N.Y. Grand Prix.

  • Hot Commodity

    Bayern Munich's Götze, Müller are Bundesliga's highest-valued players.

  • Cross Training

    Marussia F1 team partners with Championship side Reading FC in inter-sport sponsorship.

  • Denying Accusations

    AFL Essendon says it has no knowledge of players being used as doping "guinea pigs."

  • Standing Room Only

    ANZ Stadium has installed extra seating for record crowd at British & Irish Lions final.

  • A New Test

    The ICC has replaced the Champions Trophy with the World Test Championship.

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