Quote of the Day

"It's always too long when innocent people have been suspected of not being innocent."
-- New South Wales Minister for Sport Graham Annesley, complaining about the long delay in ASADA finishing its doping investigation. (SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 8/8)
Thursday August 8, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 42 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Society Losing Its Place

    Real Madrid and Barcelona could soon become Public Limited Companies.

    Real Madrid and Barcelona "could soon be forced by the European Commission to relinquish their privileged status as member-owned clubs" and are likely to become Public Limited Companies, "losing one of the key advantages behind their dominance of Spanish football and success in European competition," according to Sam Wallace of the London INDEPENDENT. The European Commission competition office's four-year investigation into "allegations of illegal state aid against both Madrid and Barcelona, linked to their status as membership clubs, is at tipping point."

  • Running Rough

    Lotus F1 team reportedly more than $160M in debt.

  • Austerity Move

    Big-spending Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala will unload players to slash budget.

  • Fading Glory

    India's Olympic medal winners still not getting promised rewards.

  • Power Outage

    J.League club Albirex Niigata loses Tohoku Electric sponsorship.

  • Unwelcome Criticism

    Human rights group says journalists "harassed" over negative Sochi articles.

  • Still Fighting

    World's best female footballer says women still face "resistance."

  • Bundled Up

    Vodafone will bundle football, music after deals with Sky, Spotify.

  • On The Docket

    Axel Springer considers legal options over Sky football highlights.

  • More Drama

    Ashes players accused of sabotaging review system with silicon tape on bats.

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