Quote of the Day

"Football can trump politics -- no pun intended."
-- CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani, insisting the U.S. and Mexico could work together on a World Cup bid despite President-elect Donald Trump's rhetoric on building a border wall. (LONDON TIMES, 1/11)
Thursday January 12, 2017 Vol. 5 — No. 151 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • A Triple Play

    Football leaders in the U.S., Canada and Mexico "are in talks about joining forces to stage the biggest-ever edition of the World Cup" in '26, when the field of sport’s most-watched event will be increased to 48 teams, according to Tariq Panja of BLOOMBERG. The U.S. "would be the tournament’s main host with the most games, including the final." Should the plan be approved, the 2026 World Cup would be "the first time three countries have staged the same event."

  • The Fine Print

    McLaren weighing benefits of buying F1 stake, Zak Brown says.

  • Thumbs Up

    Chelsea gets the green light for Stamford Bridge upgrade.

  • Last Call

    Alcohol sponsorship of sporting events under fire from health experts.

  • Tied In Notts

    Local businessman Alan Hardy completes takeover of Notts County.

  • Out In Front

    Roger Federer still world's most marketable athlete, U.K. study finds.

  • Playing Games

    Telefónica España, ESL partner to develop esports platform.

  • Seeking Sanctions

    Anti-doping collective calls for blanket ban on Russian athletes.

  • Waiting Game

    Barcelona says Camp Nou renovations will be delayed by a year.

  • Not Welcome

    Donington Park not interested in British GP if Silverstone drops out.

  • Building Bridges

    China uses stadium diplomacy to make inroads into African football.

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