February 21st, 2011
09:22 PM ET

Have Formula One's new riches come at a cost?

Bahrain's withdrawal has presented Formula One with a dilemma.
Bahrain's withdrawal has presented Formula One with a dilemma.

So, the Formula One season will now start in Melbourne, Australia, on March 27th. As Red Bull's Aussie driver Mark Webber put it: "Back to the good old days."

Australia has become used to kicking off the annual Formula One circus since 1996, but the emergence of a new track in Bahrain, whose backers have seemingly bottomless pockets, changed all that.

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February 21st, 2011
03:32 PM ET

Have football clubs lost all national identity?

Shakhtar's Brazilian forward Luiz Adriano, right, is challenged by Arsenal's Switzerland defender Johan Djourou.
Shakhtar's Brazilian forward Luiz Adriano, right, is challenged by Arsenal's Switzerland defender Johan Djourou.

Last week's Champions League victories by Arsenal and Shakhtar Donetsk over Barcelona and Roma had football pundits around the world praising the exploits of the English and Ukrainian clubs.

However, as impressive as those wins were, it's debatable how much credit those two nations deserve for their clubs' successes. FULL POST

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