Quote of the Day

"This public financing of Pharaonic works is not at all financially viable. We made a big mistake and our money is being thrown away."
-- Sports Marketing consultant Amir Somoggi, on how much Brazil is underwriting the improvements for '14 World Cup. (AL JAZEERA, 8/24)
Monday August 26, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 54 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • 'Bitter Medicine'

    La Liga side Málaga has "come to symbolise the excesses of Spanish club football like few others," according to Tobias Buck of the FINANCIAL TIMES. At one point last season, "the cash-strapped club was unable to pay players' salaries." The European FA found Málaga's finances were in such disarray that it "banned the club from European competitions this year." The club's "fall from grace is mirrored in football grounds up and down the country."

  • Waiting For Windfall

    Even with major titles, Murray still waiting for the predicted onslaught of sponsors.

  • A Comeback?

    Michelin hints at returning to F1 next season.

  • Change Is Coming

    FIFA president expects '22 Qatar World Cup to be moved to winter.

  • Special Security

    Putin OKs security area to thwart terrorists, political rallies.

  • Out Of The Scrum

    Dutch banker RaboDirect ends deal with rugby union's Pro12.

  • Changing Technology

    ICC considers switch to Snicko system to review calls.

  • Change In Plans

    Critics question whether World Cup impact will live up to hype in Brazil.

  • No Jersey

    Ecclestone says New Jersey race is off, organizers don't have enough money.

  • Second Fiddle

    Italy's Serie A searching for way to rejoin Europe's elite.

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