QPR sign major shirt deal with Asian airline giants


By Emily Goddard

September 19 – Queens Park Rangers has announced a multi-million pound shirt sponsorship deal with Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia – whose owner, Tony Fernandes, also completed a takeover of the English Premier League newcomers last month, that now sees him working alongside the Mittal family, who have retained their 33 per cent stake.

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David Owen: Beckham to Paris? Oui, Oui oh Oui!

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So David Beckham is wanted by Paris Saint-Germain, according to a BBC headline.

It is an arresting story, but would it make sense?

Well, yes, actually, I think it would – though the reasons have little to do with the former England captain’s capacity for delivering pinpoint crosses from the right touchline.

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North Korea can play at London 2012 despite World Cup ban


By David Gold

September 16 – FIFA has clarified that North Korea’s women’s football team can compete at the London 2012 Olympic Games despite not being able to qualify for the next World Cup as sanctions placed on the country after some of its players tested positive for banned substances are meant to apply only to that competition.

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