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Home > Section 2 Around the Net > Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008
When it comes to putting money into soccer, business is business, while environmental causes and workers' rights are the domains of naïve idealists. This must be the case given the reaction of Utah's local media to the announcement Monday that mining company Rio Tinto has bought the naming rights to ... Read the whole story
The story that broke Monday in the Sports Business Journal about the Las Vegas Sports and Entertainment Group buying an undisclosed stake in the Columbus Crew was an exaggeration, according to both the team and Paul Caligiuri, the former U.S. national team player who is spokesman for the investor group. ... Read the whole story
Both of Major League Soccer's L.A. teams have had their struggles this season. But with just a handful of games left in the fight for a Western Conference playoff spot, there is a markedly different mentality between the L.A. Galaxy and Chivas USA. At Chivas, coach Preki said after the ... Read the whole story
Not that Sven Goran Eriksson was desperate for fresh talent or anything, but a forthcoming book from former English Football Association Executive Director David Davies claims that the ex-England coach wanted to naturalize four EPL foreign players so that they could play for the national team. In 'FA Confidential,' Davies ... Read the whole story
If you're going to fix a game, then you should try and aim for one that no one cares about. At least that might have been the philosophy behind a reported attempt to fix a UEFA Cup game last month between Marsaxlokk of Malta and visiting Croatian team Slaven Belupo. ... Read the whole story
Multi-chinned Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has reportedly reduced the asking price for his club from $810 million to between $504-540 million. In case you're interested. Read the whole story
"I gave you access in South Africa and I shouldn't have given you access. It won't happen again. From now on, no matter how many miles you travel to get an interview, you won't get one." Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson claims he's never speaking to the press again, ever. ... Read the whole story
"In those moments of tension, when your pulse is going 180 a minute, we were happy because we had scored a goal and we only intended to celebrate it with the fans, because in this section we also had friends and family." Barcelona defender Carles Puyol defends his team's rejoicing ... Read the whole story


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