Quote of the Day

"It’s fair to say that emotion plays less of a role in banking than it does in sport."
-- New Zealand Football CEO Andy Martin, on the difference between running a bank and a sports league. (SBD GLOBAL, 4/4)
Friday April 4, 2014 Vol. 2 — No. 207 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Barça Boss Returns Fire

    Barcelona President Josep María Bartomeu on Thursday addressed "the one-year transfer ban which FIFA has dealt the Catalan club for violating rules regarding the transfer of minors," according to Santi Giménez of AS. After reading out a "timeline of all of the correspondence from FIFA, Bartomeu revealed that Barcelona only received the final notice" from FIFA on Tuesday, when the decision had been "made by the Disciplinary Committee" on Nov. 28. Bartomeu also defended the club's La Masia youth academy.

  • American Invasion

    NASCAR's Haas in line to put U.S. team on F1 grid.

  • Protecting Assets

    IIHF, NHL not talking yet about players participating at PyeongChang.

  • Strength In Numbers

    BBC defends taking staff of 272 to Brazil for World Cup.

  • The Big Bang

    Glasgow to bring down five, 30-story towers for Commonwealth Games opening show.

  • Fund Raising

    Spanish basketball club Manresa to sell shares to raise capital.

  • Rocking The Boat

    Former Barcelona presidential candidate calls for no-vote on Camp Nou upgrade.

  • Too Much Info

    South Korean players, clubs strongly oppose KPFF's plan to make salaries public.

  • Political Posturing

    FIFA rejects calls from U.S. senators to ban Russia from World Cup.

  • Hangin' With ...

    New Zealand Football CEO Andy Martin talks about settling into the new job.

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