Quote of the Day

"Let us, this great universal orchestra, the IOC, play together in harmony for a bright future of the Olympic movement."
-- Germany's Thomas Bach following his election as IOC president. (SBD Global)
Wednesday September 11, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 65 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Plea For Patience

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter downplayed his comments about Qatar being a 'mistake' to host the 2022 World Cup.

    Europe's biggest football leagues and clubs urged FIFA to avoid rescheduling the Qatar 2022 World Cup to the winter "until an assessment has been carried out," according to Ben Priechenfried of BLOOMBERG. The Switzerland-based Association of European Professional Football Leagues said "the side effects on the international calendar of a possible rescheduling should be assessed through an extensive fact-based analysis." The FIFA exec committee is to meet in Zurich on Oct. 3-4 "to discuss the possible switch to the European winter from the traditional summer schedule."

  • Cloud Nine

    Germany's Thomas Bach is selected by IOC members as its ninth president.

  • The Fallout

    The German Olympic Sports Federation now seeks a new boss following Bach's election.

  • Youth Movement

    Young fans drive record sales of EPL season tickets in '12-13.

  • Show Them The Money

    Liverpool Owner John Henry says finances in place for Anfield revamp.

  • Keeping It Local

    Japan's Panasonic wants Olympics sponsorship extended through 2020 Tokyo Games.

  • Red Zone

    NFL makes China push with 28-event Home Field series, hoping to draw 80,000 fans.

  • Hoop Streams

    NBA prepared to announce plans to stream more games online in China.

  • Price To Pay

    Mexico would miss out on a $250M windfall if it fails to qualify for World Cup.

  • Home Cooking

    V8 Supercars will remain at Sydney's Homebush Stadium for next three years.

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