Quote of the Day

"My aim is not to be popular. My aim is to be responsible."
-- UEFA President Michel Platini, on his programs designed to rid football of racism, match-fixing and out-of-control spending. (AP, 12/27)
Monday December 30, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 139 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Playing To A Full House

    Premier League football fans filled eight of 10 stadiums to more than 97% of capacity on Boxing Day, packing two stadiums more than 99% full and leaving "only one stadium" below 90% in occupancy, according to Paul Nicholson of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. In total, "more than 366,000 spectators filled an available 377,573 seats at the 10 games played."

  • Join The Club

    Cardiff City's Tan takes over Bosnian Premiere League club Sarajevo.

  • Holiday Giving

    Kontinental Hockey League says it will bail out Spartak Moscow.

  • Hole In The Roof

    Brasilia's World Cup stadium develops leaky roof.

  • Raising The Alarm

    Deadly Russian bombing raises fears for safety at Sochi Games.

  • Post-Mortem Woes

    Death of Black Caviar sibling ignites anger from Aussie investors.

  • End Of The Line

    Paddy Power pulls promotion of Rodman's North Korea trips.

  • Gaining Traction

    Football League takes clubs' pulse over safe-standing areas.

  • Pricey Digs

    World Cup hotel prices predicted 50% higher than Olympics rates.

  • Cutting The Ties

    Welsh regional clubs balk at signing new deal with Welsh Rugby Union.

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