Quote of the Day

"Whatever sport there is, people will spend what they think they have to spend in order to win."
-- F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone on the concern that smaller teams are struggling to stay afloat. (REUTERS, 12/23)
Tuesday December 24, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 138 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Puma Taps Balotelli

    Italian striker Mario Balotelli unveiled his new Puma cleats Sunday, which feature newspaper headlines.

    Puma has signed up Italian striker Mario Balotelli to wear its football boots, part of the "German sportswear company's efforts to strengthen a footwear business that has lost out to rivals Nike and Adidas in recent years," according to REUTERS. Puma, which is 84%-owned by French luxury group Kering, "wants to sign up big-name players" ahead of next year's World Cup in Brazil.

  • Going To Court

    FIFA has been sued for alleged ticket irregularities during Confed Cup.

  • Seeking Damages

    IndyCar Series files lawsuit against Brazil promoter.

  • Checks And Balances

    Singaporean Peter Lim's Valencia takeover offer examined by a Spanish bank.

  • Taking The Blame

    Indonesia sports minister blames lack of funding for poor SEA Games showing.

  • Hands On

    Al Jazeera wins broadcast rights for '15, '17 World Handball Championships.

  • Cause For Concern

    F1 officials discuss the perception that the sport faces a 'cost crisis.'

  • Sky's The Limit

    Reigning Tour de France champ Froome re-signs with Team Sky for 2014.

  • Paying The Price

    UEFA punishes, threatens clubs for failure to make payments.

  • Preventative Measures

    Police ban flags, banners from Celtic's Boxing Day match with St. Johnstone.

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