Quote of the Day
"It astonishes me that the media is obsessed with Qatar in nine years' time and does not seem very bothered about the World Cup in 2014."-- FIFPro Secretary General Theo van Seggelen, claiming that football has more pressing problems than a winter World Cup in Qatar. (REUTERS, 9/24)
ManU fans "have scored a long-awaited victory over the Glazer family after the club’s owners conceded defeat in their attempts to fight the listing of Old Trafford as an Asset of Community Value," according to Adam Crafton of the London DAILY MAIL. In August, the Manchester United Supporters Trust "won the initial battle over the contentious club owners after their application to have Old Trafford listed as an asset of community value was approved by Trafford Council." ManU was "furious about the decision and immediately set about securing a review of the decision."
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Russian investment fund links investors to sports world.
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FA saves $3.2M in operating costs by swapping coaches.
WTA CEO says Li Na is "key factor" in growth of tennis in China.
Scottish FA CEO not in favor of relaxing rules against players betting.
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