Quote of the Day

"If you could revolutionize the game with a two-month tournament then countries from the Middle East would have done it many years ago."
-- Indian football writer Jaydeep Basu, on predictions that the new Indian Super League will revitalize football in the country. (REUTERS, 5/5)
Tuesday May 6, 2014 Vol. 2 — No. 229 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Not Sold On League

    Churchill Brothers CEO Valanka Alemao is skeptical of the Indian Super League.

    The new Indian Super League will kick off in India later this year, but "not everyone is convinced that it will help lift the country out of the lower echelons of the world game," according to Sudipto Ganguly of REUTERS. Cricket-centric India "languishes at 145th in the world rankings," a state of affairs that has prompted FIFA President Sepp Blatter to dub the country of 1.2 billion the "sleeping giant" of world football. While the promoters are confident the ISL "will revolutionise soccer in India," not everybody "is on board."

  • Trickle Down

    ATP chief wants more prize money for second-tier Challenger Tour.

  • Watch The Ball

    Basketball Bundesliga draws 1.375 million to set attendance record.

  • Hitting The Brakes

    F1 may have to abandon Sochi GP because of Ukraine crisis.

  • In The Spotlight

    Atlético Madrid coach Diego Simeone signs representation deal with Doyen.

  • Not Ready

    Man City still haggling with UEFA over FFP penalties.

  • Pay Up

    UEFA report finds European player salaries up 59% over last five years.

  • A Good Run

    IPL tournament driving viewership for Multi Screen Media.

  • Another Round

    Bundesliga club FC Schalke extends stadium deal with Veltins through '19.

  • Losing The Fight

    British tennis player Elena Baltacha remembered as "great fighter."

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