If all publicity really is good publicity then David Beckham, the Los Angeles Galaxy and Major League Soccer have had a really good week. But the publicity also raised questions about Beckham’s commitment to advancing soccer in the United States where other sports such as American football and baseball are the high profile money spinners
The Renault F1 team have shown a united front with Ferrari with a threat to boycott the 2010 Championship unless proposed rule changes are dropped by the sport’s governing body. The decision comes in the wake of plans by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) to introduce optional cost-caps and technical restrictions for competing teams. Renault stated on their official Web site that the decision by the FIA to introduce two sets of technical regulations has led to the team “reconsidering its entry in next year’s World Championship.” Renault F1 Team Managing Director, Flavio Briatore said: “We refuse to accept unilateral governance handed out by the FIA.