Quote of the Day

"Clarke’s comments have totally misrepresented and trivialized what was a highly sensitive and emotive issue in the football industry."
-- Reading striker Jason Roberts, hitting back against criticism received from PFA Chair Clarke Carlisle on racial discrimination in football. (London INDEPENDENT, 9/14)
Monday September 16, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 68 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Wrench In The Plans

    It is "virtually certain" that FIFA will announce early next month that the 2022 World Cup cannot be staged in Qatar in the summer due to the "dangerously high temperatures," however industry sources said that it is "unimaginable" that U.S. broadcaster Fox would accept a switch to winter, according to Nick Harris of the London DAILY MAIL. Fox said that it agreed to pay £630M ($1B) for the "rights to screen the World Cup in the summers of 2018 and 2022, not in winter." Industry sources said that it is "'unimaginable' that they will accept a switch, not at that price."

  • Getting Social

    Study reveals Tottenham tops Europa League participants in Facebook fans.

  • Gas Powered

    Gazprom agrees to four-year deal with FIFA to include 2018 World Cup.

  • Match-Fixing Mastermind

    Police claim world's 'biggest' match-fixer rigged games while under police protection.

  • A Sport Divided

    Rugby Players' Association backs dismantling of Heineken Cup.

  • Slice Of The Pie

    Board of Control for Cricket in India wants bigger cut of ICC profits.

  • For The Kids

    Qatari telecom Ooredoo to sponsor PSG, focusing on youth, community sport.

  • Lap Of Luxury

    Scottish FA CEO Regan says lack of luxury seats could hurt Euro 2020 bid.

  • From The Ground Up

    Bundesliga's FC Nuremberg seeking investors for its own stadium eyed for 2020.

  • Options Aplenty

    A 'host of cities' have submitted bids to host Euro 2020.

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