FIFA president Sepp Blatter struck a populist tone on Tuesday when he addressed an audience at the Asian Football Confederation awards in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Speaking as to the ongoing criticism of his organization’s decision toShow More Summary
Amid the controversy surrounding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, FIFA President Sepp Blatter revealed who he felt was to blame for the selection. Reuters reported (via Yahoo!) that the Swiss administrator did his best to explain why Qatar...Show More Summary
Embattled president Francois Hollande takes heart as Les Bleus perform a miracle in Paris Match Report Gavin Mortimer LAST UPDATED AT 09:06 ON Wed 20 Nov 2013 France 3 Ukraine 0 [France win 3-2 on aggregate]. Francois Hollande has been...Show More Summary
Have a nice big cup of schadenfreude for breakfast. It's good for you and it tastes great! Opposition to the new health-care law also hit a record high in the survey, with 57 percent saying they oppose the president?s most...
Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych suffered one bad PR moment during an electrifying night for his country on Friday. Ukraine took a massive step towards reaching next summer’s World Cup with a 2-0 win over France, and the margin of victory was sown up by an Andriy Yarmolenko penalty seven minutes from time. The penalty was awarded [...]
FIFA President says decision for Qatar to host 2022 Football World Cup is "not reversible" and rules out co-hosting.
The Detroit Red Wings were a juggernaut in the 1990s with two Stanley Cups and two President Trophies. The Red Wings took some hard-luck playoff losses to the New Jersey Devils in the 1995 Stanley Cup Final and the Colorado Avalanche...Show More Summary
Before the Turkish Airlines Open began on Thursday, Tiger Woods admitted to coming in a little rusty. After the Presidents Cup the schedule for Woods was fairly empty, but he played pretty well at the made-for-TV event against Rory McIlroy...Show More Summary
"By changing the (Fed Cup final) date we believe we have shown flexibility and concern for the players in helping them to continue to represent their country in this prestigious competition."—Francesco Ricci Bitti, President of the International...Show More Summary
The Chicago Blackhawks have a couple of days off before facing the Winnipeg Jets, so it was a perfect opportunity to head to the nation's capital to visit President Barack Obama for a celebration of the franchise's latest NHL championship. Brian Stubits of CBS Sports passed along some comments Obama made during the team's White House visit. Show More Summary
President Barack Obama made remarks Monday congratulating the Chicago Blackhawks for their Stanley Cup victory. In his remarks, Mr. Obama said, "Since I've been president, only one team has brought the world championship to my hometown of Chicago and now the Blackhawks have done it twice."
October was a big month for NBCSN and Golf Channel. Thanks to Sunday Night Football, the NHL, the Premier League, MLS, Formula One, Indy Car and the Presidents Cup, NBCSN grew its viewership by 116% and Golf Channel grew by 75%. NBCSN's growth in October was pretty impressive. Show More Summary
Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) said Thursday that if President Obama is invited to make crucial decisions about what healthcare plan you’re allowed to choose, there’s nothing stopping him from telling you you can’t use red Solo cups. Show More Summary
Buoyed by Sunday Night Football, the opening of the NHL season, Premier League and MLS matches, Formula One and IndyCar racing, and golf’s Presidents Cup, NBC Sports Group posted large viewership increases in October
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In a Monday interview with The Times, UEFA president Michel Platini revealed his preference for a 40-team World Cup—an increase from the current roster of 32—in time for the 2018 tournament in Russia. The 58-year-old, who has run European...Show More Summary
Uefa president responds to calls for less European influence by suggested enlarged tournament One-Minute Read LAST UPDATED AT 15:23 ON Mon 28 Oct 2013 UEFA president Michel Platini has called for the World Cup to be expanded from 32Show More Summary
UEFA President Michel Platini wants to expand the World Cup from 32 to 40 teams. Platini is expected to challenge Blatter for the FIFA presidency in 2015, and the interview may be the first step in the Frenchman sowing the … Continue reading ? Michel Platini Announces Plans For a 40 Nation World Cup is a post from World Soccer Talk.
Michel Platini says a further eight teams should be added to the World Cup, expanding the total to 40 in the near future. The outspoken UEFA president follows Sepp Blatter’s assertion that FIFA should provide lesser teams with a chance...Show More Summary
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has spoken of his determination to balance World Cup qualification places to ensure all continents are equally represented. At present, European and South American nations make up over half of the 32 sides...Show More Summary