Quote of the Day

"Today, football is not only a sport, but the shining players are countries' peace ambassadors [on] football fields."
-- Iranian President Hassaan Rouhani, making a pitch to FIFA's Sepp Blatter for Iran to be able to host the Asian Cup in '19. (TEHRAN TIMES, 11/6)
Friday November 8, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 107 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • A Kick From Football

    Adidas' new brightly colored Samba cleat collection went on sale Wednesday.

    Adidas forecast a $2.7B boost to sales from the 2014 World Cup that "would help it over a tough 2013," and said that it would "fend off rival Nike in hotly-contested European markets with innovative running gear," according to Victoria Bryan of REUTERS. Adidas "has struggled this year to maintain momentum after a big boost " from the 2012 London Olympics and Euro 2012. The company reported on Thursday that third-quarter operating profit dropped 6% and sales fell 7%, "hurt by distribution problems in Russia, a currency hit in North America and Japan, and poor sales of golfing products."

  • A New Policy

    England and Wales Cricket Board signs sponsorship deal with Royal London.

  • Setting Lineup

    Lineker, Balding to lead BBC roster for Commonwealth Games.

  • Caught In Bad Air

    Nissan says it wasted $5M in V8 Supercars return because of botched tests.

  • Taking A Chance

    49ers' York says NFL generating "fan interest" in London.

  • Laughing Matter

    Ecclestone laughs off suggestion that he intimidated German banker.

  • Tighten The Rules

    FA closes loophole that protects players from punishment for "violent" acts.

  • Finale In Demand

    Mumbai Cricket only offering 5K tickets to public for Tendulkar farewell.

  • Helping Hand

    Russian government called on to save Sochi investors from default.

  • A Mighty Wind

    Ferrari F1 team says wind tunnel is back up and running.

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug