Quote of the Day

"We have to win, but we also have to give ourselves the means to win."
-- Paris St. Germain CEO Jean-Claude Blanc, explaining the club's plan to raise its budget to nearly $700M. (ESPN, 12/17)
Wednesday December 18, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 134 Print This Issue

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  • Long Arm Of The Law

    Barcelona and Real Madrid are two of seven teams facing an EU investigation.

    Real Madrid and Barcelona, the world's "richest football clubs by revenues, are among seven Spanish teams facing an EU investigation into possible state aid violations that could cost the squads several billion euros," according to Fontanella-Khan & Johnson of the FINANCIAL TIMES. European officials said that the European Commission will launch an "in-depth probe on Wednesday into allegations that the Spanish teams unfairly enjoyed government assistance since the 1990s."

  • Tee It Up

    Emirates puts more stops on its European Tour calendar.

  • Call For Change

    FIFPro calls for "radical overhaul" of football transfer system.

  • Global Aspirations

    PSG CEO Blanc says club's goal is to be global rival of Real Madrid, ManU.

  • Still In The Game

    Fox Sports keeps U.S., Caribbean rights for Champions, Europa leagues.

  • Raising The Limit

    German pro sports leagues generate record $528M in revenue.

  • Trouble Ahead

    Architect says Sochi, World Cup construction undercut by red tape, corruption.

  • Willing To Pay

    Cronulla boss says fine not fatal for club, board will discuss appeal.

  • Spoils Of Victory

    Officials call for new stadium for newly crowned Liga MX champ León.

  • Flight Grounded

    British Airways says no planes available for Team England at World Cup.

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