Quote of the Day

"We are involved in a historic protest."
-- French professional clubs union (UCPF) President Jean-Pierre Louvel on the planned strike over the country's 75% 'super tax.' (AFP, 10/24)
Friday October 25, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 97 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Walking Out

    French professional clubs union President Jean-Pierre Louvel speaks at a Thursday press conference in Paris.

    French football clubs "will go out on strike for the first time in more than 40 years next month in protest at government plans to tax top earners 75 percent," according to Nick Reeves of the AFP. The first lockdown in the professional French game since '72 is scheduled for the last weekend of November "after a unanimous vote against French President François Hollande's controversial supertax initiative."

  • New Threads

    Juventus announces six-year, $192M kit deal with adidas.

  • Engine Trouble

    Organizers say Sunday's Indian Grand Prix will go on despite call for cancelation.

  • Hat In The Ring

    The German Football Federation will submit a bid to host Euro 2024.

  • Answering Allegations

    UEFA charges CSKA Moscow over alleged racist abuse against Man City's Yaya Touré.

  • Expanding Its Reach

    Fox Int'l Channels has acquired MLB rights in 30 European countries.

  • Fast Bowling

    Cricket Australia says revenue is up $660M over last four years.

  • Thirst Quencher

    Barcelona has agreed to a three-year partnership with Gatorade.

  • Funding Roadblock

    Australian Football League's plans for games at Melbourne Cricket Ground hit snag.

  • Going To Court

    Brazil officials are suing FIFA for World Cup public funds reimbursement.

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