Quote of the Day

"If these reports are true, then football must act. It is inexcusable for workers' lives to be sacrificed."
FIFPro Asia Division Chair Brendan Schwab on reports that Qatar may exploit migrant workers during World Cup construction. (GUARDIAN, 9/27)
Monday September 30, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 78 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Opening The Border

    L.A. Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig has enjoyed success since defecting from Cuba.

    Cuba has announced that its athletes will "be able to sign contracts with foreign professional sports leagues," according to Eva Saiz of EL PAIS. Following the Cuban national baseball tournament, the law "will go into effect in November for baseball players" and on Jan. 1 for all other Cuban athletes. The Cuban government's approved measures "will mean an economic improvement for athletes and coaches." The decision "is looking to decrease the number of defections, especially to the U.S. to play in the MLB."

  • Deal Is Done

    Ecclestone finalizes Concorde Agreement worth $274M to FIA.

  • Third Time's A Charm

    BCCI re-elects N. Srinivasan for third presidential term at annual meeting in Chennai.

  • Building Trouble

    UN agency says Qatar not following ban against "forced labor."

  • Campaign Plan

    Nascent agency wins contract for German football public image campaign.

  • Center Of Attention

    Indian cricketer Kohli has sponsors lining up for his endorsement.

  • Bigger Is Better

    Rugby Union says Hong Kong Stadium needs 10,000 more seats to stay competitive.

  • Day In Court

    Lionel Messi appears in Spanish court to answer tax evasion charges.

  • Freeze Frame

    The Lawn Tennis Association is to announce a two-year funding freeze on grassroots projects.

  • The Power Grid

    Hong Kong confirmed as a host city for inaugural Formula E season.

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