Quote of the Day

"Match of the Day has fundamentally improved since we got the [TV rights] contract back in 2003, but football is so emotive and that's why people are never going to be entirely satisfied."
-- BBC Match of the Day Presenter Gary Lineker on the criticism the program receives. (GUARDIAN, 9/30)
Tuesday October 1, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 79 Print This Issue

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  • No Exceptions

    French football players will not "be excluded from a special tax on large fortunes," with those earning more than €1M ($1.3M) per year to be taxed at 75%, according to the EFE. French Sports Minister Valerie Fourneyron "assured that this tax, created for next year, will have no exceptions," despite requests from the French Professional League (LFP). Fourneyron indicated that "French football should not follow the path of Spanish football, where 'clubs cannot pay their players.'"

  • On The Barbie

    Bayern Munich's Thomas Müller signs deal with Weber grills.

  • Spirited Defense

    Lineker says Match of the Day still 'sets the tone' for football coverage.

  • If Not Now, When?

    The plausibility of an NFL franchise in London is still being debated.

  • Put On Hold

    India's Supreme Court bars Srinivasan from returning to BCCI position.

  • Troublemakers

    European rugby bosses say England plotting against continental competitions.

  • Making A Play

    Munich moves forward with bid to host 2022 Winter Games.

  • Just Say No

    Doncaster Rovers reject takeover bid by Irish consortium.

  • Lean And Mean

    French football chief wants to pare Ligue 1 from 20 to 18 clubs.

  • The Long Haul

    Leyton Orient's Hearn vows to drag out battle for Olympic Stadium.

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