Archive for December 18, 2012
Monaco coach Claudio Ranieri has confirmed his desire to bring David Beckham to the ambitious Ligue 2 club. Ranieri is backed by Russian billionaire owner Dmitry Rybolovlev.
Next weekend, classic sports show Superstars returns for a festive special, featuring 16 of this year’s British Olympians. So which member of Team GB will prove the ultimate all-rounder?
• Clubs have to work out how to avoid squandering £3bn• New TV riches could be wasted on spiralling players’ wagesPremier League clubs are expected to vote in February on financial controls designed to prevent a new influx of television money from being spent on higher wages. The 20 clubs who met in London on Tuesday have asked the Premier League to work on two proposals to ensure that the world’s richest league remains financially stable.The first would be modelled on Uefa’s financial fair play system and would require clubs to move towards break-even, while the second would place an annual limit on the how much salaries could increase. The support of 14 clubs is needed for any proposal to be adopted.The Premier League is set for a big increase in television revenues from next season when BSkyB and BT will pay £1bn per season for domestic TV rights in a three-year deal worth 70% more than the current one.
Gary Neville’s intensity, willingness to work hard and genuine vigour for his sport are startling. It seems the same qualities that characterised him as a footballer are the ones that mark him out as a pundit.
Influential figures from GB Basketball, handball, wrestling and table tennis speak out in anger at UK Sport over Games funding.
Four Olympic sports have their funding cut to nothing by UK Sport after their failure to challenge for medals at London 2012.
Santi Cazorla scored his first hat-trick in English football against Reading on Monday, but the Spanish maestro has a long way to go before he can write his name into the English football record books.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s breaks silence on how he handles players – the evil ones, the fragile ones, the lazy ones – and why he’s mellowed!
Olive branch to Walcott, but actual contracts now agreed with Gunners’ rising stars; Oxlade-Chamberlain will get £60k/week!
Millwall held off Brighton’s challenge last night to stay in the Championship top six, but although the Lions have lost only once in 16 matches, this will feel like another defeat after they squandered a two-goal lead given them by two goals from former Brighton loan striker Chris Wood.