Quote of the Day

"If you want to go somewhere when everybody else wants to go, you can expect to pay more. That's just economics 101. No one is going to repeal the laws of economics for this event."
-- Independent airline industry analyst Robert Mann, on the high cost of air fares in Brazil during the World Cup. (AP, 12/2)
Wednesday December 4, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 124 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Rockets Red Glare

    A new campaign "is being launched to warn of the dangers of fans using flares and smoke bombs" after it was revealed that children as young as eight "have been used as 'mules' to smuggle pyrotechnic devices into football grounds," according to Martyn Ziegler of the PA. The campaign by the Premier League, Football League and the FA "comes after a growth in the number of incidents -- including a linesman being struck by a firework at Aston Villa in October."

  • Teaming Up

    Thohir's Inter Milan, D.C. United sign strategic partnership.

  • Making Changes

    NRL to experiment with new rules at Auckland Nines.

  • Starting Over

    French rugby league drops Canal+ deal with hope of an offer from beIN.

  • A Wide Range

    Report finds Schalke offers Bundesliga's most expensive season tickets.

  • Managing News

    Daley's announcement that he's gay unlikely to hurt earning potential.

  • Up To The Plate

    Entertainment company Hua Yi buys Chinese baseball's Elephants.

  • Down To Business

    World Cup organizers meet to iron out security, travel concerns.

  • Flight Plan Nixed

    Brazil says no new air routes during Cup for foreign carriers.

  • Double Dipping

    Kenyan mobile network Safaricom buys naming rights on two venues.

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