Quote of the Day

"Why we are even playing doubles at this point is a mystery to me."
-- John McEnroe, suggesting that the majors ax doubles and add the prize money to the singles pot. (THE AUSTRALIAN, 1/7)
Tuesday January 7, 2014 Vol. 2 — No. 143 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Going To Work

    An artist's rendering shows London's Olympic Stadium converted into a football stadium.

    U.K. construction company Balfour Beatty has landed a £154M ($252M) deal to convert London's 2012 Olympic Stadium into the home of EPL West Ham, according to Russell Lynch of the London EVENING STANDARD. Included in the new contract is the £41M deal which Balfour Beatty won last summer to "alter the roof of the stadium." The construction "will recycle elements of the original stadium" such as balustrades and toilets in the shaping of the new venue, which will also host five matches in next year’s Rugby World Cup.

  • Bash A Hit

    Big Bash League boasts increase in attendance, broadcast viewership.

  • Woman's World

    Swiss Alpine skier Lara Gut earns top prize money on World Cup circuit.

  • An India First

    Liverpool signs sponsorship deal with Indian smartphone brand XOLO.

  • A Way Out

    Brazilian footballer says he's a "hostage" to Saudi club Al Nassr.

  • Star Quality

    Star India picks up broadcast rights to Asia Cup '14.

  • A Slow Start

    Blatter says Brazil started World Cup preparation "much too late."

  • Record Pace

    Advance ticket sales for Australian Open on track for all-time high.

  • Bouncing Back

    Czech football league enjoys 10% boost in attendance so far this season.

  • Standing Down

    Aussie Olympic Committee says it won't ban social media at Sochi Games.

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