Quote of the Day

"The role of FIFA in the economy of football is a mix of Robin Hood and the sheriff of Nottingham."
-- Former FIFA Exec Jérôme Champagne, commenting that the organization needs to tackle "inequalities" between the wealthy and poor leagues. (N.Y. TIMES, 1/19)
Tuesday January 21, 2014 Vol. 2 — No. 153 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Eastern Investment

    China businessman Wang Jianlin is eyeing a takeover at Southampton.

    China's richest man, Wang Jianlin, "is ready to add to the boardroom intrigue" at EPL side Southampton with a takeover bid, according to the London DAILY MIRROR. The move "could see Nicola Cortese returning to his role as the club’s executive chairman." Manager Mauricio Pochettino was demanding talks with ­Southampton Owner Katharina Liebherr Friday "as the dust settles on Cortese’s departure on Wednesday night."

  • Changing Hands

    New owners for Leeds United after Gulf owners agree to sale.

  • New York, New York

    Real Madrid reported to be in talks over stock flotation on NYSE.

  • A Woman's Touch

    Main Open Championship sponsor "uneasy" over using men-only clubs.

  • A New Account

    Lotus F1 team signs sponsorship deal with Denmark's Saxo Bank.

  • Entering The Race

    Former FIFA exec Champagne is first to announce bid for Blatter's job.

  • Cleaning Up

    UCI President Cookson says investigation designed to restore reputation.

  • Stunt Men

    Paddy Power uses wax Ferguson to pull off marketing stunt at Old Trafford.

  • 'Radical' Changes

    Super League clubs sign off on overhaul of domestic rugby league.

  • Going To The Games

    Jamaican bobsledders accept Olympic invite after successful fundraising.

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