Quote of the Day

"Infantino behaves like [former FIFA president] Blatter."
-- La Liga President Javier Tebas, saying the Spanish league is planning a court challenge to FIFA's World Cup expansion plan. (MARCA, 1/10)
Wednesday January 11, 2017 Vol. 5 — No. 150 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Growing Pains

    New FIFA President Gianni Infantino wins approval for his cornerstone campaign promise to expand the World Cup to 48 teams in 2026 despite opposition from most of the European football community, which claims the move will dilute the quality of the competition. It marks a major win for Infantino and promises to dramatically alter the face of the quadrennial event. Meanwhile, media reaction is mostly critical, charging FIFA with being motivated solely by revenue.

  • Not Well Received

    European media pundits say FIFA move is "all about the money."

  • Four Wheelers

    Wiggins signs three-year deal to front Skoda's U.K. brand campaign.

  • Let's Play Two

    NBA plays "unique" int'l doubleheader with games in London, Mexico City.

  • Comeback Kid

    Maria Sharapova to make return at Stuttgart event in April.

  • Early Adopters

    Amazon makes play for "bigger slice" of global gaming industry.

  • Permission Granted

    DKB gets authorities' OK to broadcast Handball World Cup on OTT channel.

  • Driving Business

    Euro 2016 generated €1.2B-plus economic impact in France, study finds.

  • Penciled In

    South Korea will spend $780M for Olympic prep in '17.

  • Nothing To Add

    Coe rejects minister's request for additional testimony.

  • Revolving Door

    Mercedes F1's Lowe leaves for Williams, opening door for Bottas move.

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