Quote of the Day

"It is obvious that this tournament is the home of the greatest party in sport so I wanted to get in on the fun."
-- Actor Gerard Butler, on buying a stake of Caribbean Premier League franchise Jamaica Tallawahs. (IANS, 8/21)
Wednesday August 21, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 51 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Getting Pumped Up

    Backed by "billions of dollars in oil revenues," Azerbaijan has "seen an economic boom under the authoritarian rule of strongman President Ilham Aliyev that has seen ritzy skyscrapers shoot up in the capital city Baku and the country play host to events such as the Eurovision song contest," according to the AFP. Now, "football seems to be catching up." Owned by Azeri-Turkish shipping magnate Mubariz Mansimov -- who served as a Soviet-era intelligence officer and is also known by his adopted Turkish surname Gurbanoglu -- Khazar Lankaran "is one of the clubs leading the way."

  • Taking A Hit

    Spanish tax rate for top football stars jumps past 50% plateau.

  • Into The Sunset

    Spanish cycling team Euskaltel-Euskadi makes its final run.

  • Banner Year

    Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund set to report record $336M revenue.

  • Star Treatment

    Actor Gerard Butler takes stake in Jamaican cricket side.

  • Good Odds

    Premier League clubs make flurry of deals with betting sites.

  • Price Probe

    Brazilian government may investigate FIFA-controlled hotel rates.

  • A New Gig

    Recently retired Bartoli finds place in broadcast booth for U.S. Open.

  • Clean Sweep

    Brazil initiates "draconian clampdown on litterbugs" ahead of World Cup, Games.

  • Sign On

    Brisbane coach calls for A-League to follow FIFA international dates.

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