Quote of the Day

"I don't think [boycotts] achieve what they set out to do. They only damage one group of people, and that is the athletes."
British Olympic Association Chair Sebastian Coe on calls to boycott the 2014 Sochi Olympics due to Russia's anti-gay laws. (London GUARDIAN, 8/10)
Monday August 12, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 44 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Changing Course

    New FA Chair Greg Dyke said a winter World Cup was 'unfeasible.'

    New FA Chair Greg Dyke said that "it was unfeasible" that the 2022 World Cup could be played in Qatar’s summer months, "laying down an immediate challenge" to FIFA to switch the tournament to the winter, according to Sam Wallace of the London INDEPENDENT. Dyke made his first public appearance as FA chairman Sunday at the Community Shield in London, "having spent the last two months getting to know his new organisation." However, he "has been unequivocal about one of the biggest issues in world football, the award of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, to be played in the summer when temperatures rise above 40C in the Gulf nation."

  • Eye Of The Tiger

    Hull City's name change creates controversy, may not get EPL approval.

  • Feeling The Heat

    World Athletics Championships organizers blame hot weather for poor attendance.

  • Changing The Game

    FA Chair Dyke says use of more technology in football officiating 'inevitable.'

  • Avoiding Conflict

    BOA Chair Coe, PM Cameron reject calls to boycott 2014 Sochi Olympics.

  • Place Your Bets

    EPL Crystal Palace has agreed to a deal to rename its ground 12Bet Stadium.

  • Double Vision

    Singapore telecom StarHub doubles rebate in attempt to win back EPL subscribers.

  • Moment Of Truth

    AFL's Essendon Bombers expect to receive word on doping sanctions this week.

  • Record Ratings

    German public broadcaster ARD sets ratings record with Bundesliga opener.

  • Australian Expansion

    William Hill will pay $31M to acquire bookmaker run by Australia's Waterhouse family.

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