Quote of the Day

"Support by state corporations and natural monopolies is the only opportunity for professional sport’s survival at the moment."
-- Russian Football Union honorary president Vyacheslav Kolosko, arguing against a proposed law that would prohibit state-run businesses from owning sports franchchises. (SBD GLOBAL, 11/28)
Thursday November 28, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 121 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Cup Collapse Kills 2

    Two people were killed at a construction site at Corinthians stadium Wednesday.

    At least two people "have reportedly been killed after a crane crashed into a World Cup stadium" in São Paulo, according to Donna Bowater of the London TELEGRAPH. Local media reported the last metal piece of the roof was being installed at the Corinthians stadium "when the ground gave way and the crane collapsed into part of the stands." Odebrecht is "the construction firm responsible for the arena," which is "due to host the opening match at the 2014 World Cup."

  • Ending The Game

    Proposed bill would prohibit Russian state-run businesses from owning teams.

  • A New Match

    French Tennis Federation, France Télévisions close to Roland Garros TV deal.

  • Social Setting

    Barcelona's tech boss using new media tools to drive club's success.

  • Staying Home

    PSG, Paris sign deal to keep club at Parc des Princes for 30 years.

  • Stick To The Plan

    Inter Milan owner says he won't "splash cash" on new players.

  • A Road Block

    French senate sides with football, votes no on Hollande's "super tax."

  • Safety Concerns

    Spanish government to increase security cost for high-risk matches.

  • Ups And Downs

    Bundesliga club Hoffenheim loses $5.7M; Union Berlin turns in record results.

  • Move To Americas

    U.S.-based GOL TV to broadcast Swiss Super League games.

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