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TalkSport, the UK radio station run by the former editor of The Sun newspaper Kelvin McKenzie, has filed a complaint against the BBC with the Office of Fair Trading over the radio rights to the England versus Greece World Cup qualifier next month.

Eleven soccer clubs from five of Europe's smaller nations are to keep alive the prospect of a breakaway "Euroleague" in the face of UEFA's failure to address their concerns.

Britain's five-times Olympic rowing champion Steve Redgrave is hoping to launch a new Formula One-styled championship for the sport.

The Russian Football Union is asking the government to bankroll its bid to host the European soccer championship in 2008.

The High Court has banned radio station talkSPORT from calling its Euro 2000 coverage 'live' after a complaint from the BBC, reports the soccer industry newsletter, The Soccer Investor Weekly Bulletin.

Ajax Amsterdam has taken a majority stake in Belgian first division side Germinal Beerschot of Antwerp.

Representatives from large clubs in the Netherlands, Scotland, Belgium and Portugal met in Amsterdam this week to discuss the problems of being big fish in small soccer ponds.

Extreme Group's Extreme Sports Channel has launched in France.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has said the world governing body's member associations must be unanimous when sanctioning players guilty of doping.