Quote of the Day

"I know nothing."
-- FIFA President Sepp Blatter, when asked about black market ticket sales that police say was worth around $100M. (AFP, 7/4)
Monday July 7, 2014 Vol. 3 — No. 8 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • The Open Market

    An "illegal ticketing scandal rocked the World Cup," according to Rod Woollard of the AFP. Police probing an int'l scalping syndicate said that "thousands of illegally sold tickets worth millions of dollars were believed to have originated from a FIFA individual." Rio de Janeiro Police Commissioner Fabio Barucke said that the "unnamed foreign national was staying at the luxury Copacabana Palace hotel, an official FIFA hotel during the World Cup."

  • Semifinal Showdown

    Nike, adidas go head-to-head in World Cup semis.

  • Buying Back In

    F1 CEO Ecclestone in talks to "buy back" circuit from CVC Capital.

  • A Country's Pain

    Brazilian media, sports figures agonize over Neymar being knocked out of Cup.

  • Grocery Games

    Bundesliga club FC Cologne signs $20M shirt deal with Rewe.

  • Pedal Pushers

    Tour riders praise English turnout, ask fans to stay out of the way.

  • Game Plan

    Constantin Medien eyes bid for Bundesliga pay-TV rights.

  • Arrested Development

    F1 tries to become more fan friendly in effort to stem viewership losses.

  • Three's A Charm

    Nike, adidas and Warrior woo ManU with $1B sponsorship offers.

  • Chance To Shine

    ICC will debut Women's Championship in August.

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