Quote of the Day

"I suppose the quality of the pitch is, absolutely, equal to the quality of our latest results."
-- Russian side CSKA coach Leonid Slutsky, comparing the bare state of the pitch before Wednesday's Man City match to his club's recent performance. (MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS, 10/23)
Thursday October 24, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 96 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Olympic-Sized Price Tag

    Japan Sports Minister Hakubun Shimomura said Wednesday that construction of Tokyo's new National Stadium for the 2020 Olympics could cost up to 300B yen ($3B), according to KYODO. Shimomura said that the "government will consider scaling back the project because the estimated amount is 'too massive.'" Shimomura warned that "fully realizing the streamlined design by London-based architect Zaha Hadid selected late last year could drive the cost up further."

  • Call For Equality

    FA Chair Dyke under pressure to add woman to 'flawed' FA commission.

  • What's In A Name?

    Australia's Canberra Stadium to get its first naming-rights sponsor.

  • Different Vision

    Jaguars, Fulham Owner Khan open to staging NFL game at Craven Cottage.

  • Working Together

    Australia's top sports bodies join forces, seek end to country's Olympic 'slump.'

  • All Bets Off

    The NRL is expected to enter the '14 season without an official betting sponsor.

  • Taking A Pay Cut

    Australian rugby players accept a 23% pay cut as part of ARU's cost-cutting plan.

  • Paying A Visit

    WADA will visit Jamaica next week to audit country's drug-testing program.

  • Help Wanted

    The Hong Kong FA has asked government, jockey club for $13M in annual funding.

  • Like A Champion

    German, Spanish broadcasters post top Champions League ratings.

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