Quote of the Day

"It is just a pair of lucky boxer shorts that I used in the first game as well and have used before the tournament."
-- Danish football player Nicklas Bendtner, on the controversy caused when he exposed his underwear, made by a non-sponsor, after scoring a goal. (London GUARDIAN, 6/14)
Friday June 15, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 5 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • BSkyB, BT Face The Music

    Chelsea players celebrate their Champions League win on May 20.

    Shares in London dropped Thursday when BSkyB "suffered a series of downgrades" after retaining rights for the next Premier League season, according to Neil Dennis of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Shares in BSkyB were down 6.2%, while BT, which also gained a package of EPL rights, lost 4.8%. The FTSE 100 was "put under pressure" by losses from BSkyB and BT after both companies suffered downgrades after landing rights for the next Premier League season. While Deutsche Bank and Nomura cut financial estimates of BSKyB and BT, they both maintained buy ratings on the stock and "remained positive about the deal" (FINANCIAL TIMES, 6/14).

  • Jefferies Joins ManU IPO Team

    New York investment bank Jefferies scores a coup by getting top spot on ManU IPO.

  • Euro 2012's Lasting Impact

    Euro 2012 will impact more than sports venues for hosts Poland and Ukraine.

  • Underwear Pitch On Pitch

    Danish player Bendtner called on carpet by sponsors for flashing his drawers.

  • The Run For The Roses

    Kentucky Derby includes three international races in its revamped qualifying-points system.

  • Not Ready To Fade Away

    Unemployed Redknapp says firing was inevitable but he'll coach again.

  • Rangers Takeover Completed

    Charles Green gets his team, but players are unhappy and looking to leave.

  • Greek Star Gets A Rep

    Player of the Year Papanikolaou signs with Pinnacle's Cornstein for NBA Draft.

  • Euro Match Reaps TV Ratings

    Germany-Netherlands match pulls record TV ratings in teams' homelands.

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