Quote of the Day

"Manchester City won the championship this year and I hear they're going to lose $156 million. I would rather give that money to charity if I had it. "
-- New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, on why the economics of the EPL keep him from buying into the league. (CNN INTERNATIONAL, 6/27)
Thursday June 28, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 14 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Beeb Faces Games Challenge

    BBC risks losing "some or all of its coverage" of the Olympic Games after a declaration from IOC President Jacques Rogge that "everything is possible" when it comes to selling Olympics TV rights, according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. A "wide range of bids" from traditional free-to-air broadcasters, pay-TV companies and telecom providers "is expected by the IOC when it tears open envelopes containing the bids" on Friday. It will then decide whether to go to "a second round of bidding, as it seeks to maximize broadcasting revenue." The U.K. broadcasting rights are held by the BBC and are "protected by listed-events legislation that guarantees it free-to-air coverage."

  • Suite Life No More

    RBS shutters its Wimbledon hospitality suite, but says VIP guests will still get tickets.

  • Money In The Bank

    Barcelona President Rosell puts stadium renovation on hold, says focus is on debt reduction.

  • The Spending Game

    Football, Olympics fans say they'll spend more this summer on food, booze.

  • India Shoots Down DRS

    Indian cricket board scuttles ICC's move to make DRS technology mandatory.

  • Staying On For The Ride

    NBC has extended its TV rights deal with the Tour de France through 2023.

  • Chevy Promises Parking

    ManU's new partner, Chevy, is going to build a parking lot for team's fans.

  • Long Arm Of The League

    NBA adds nine international partners for global broadcast of draft.

  • No Fan Of EPL Biz Model

    Patriots owner Kraft says he'd rather donate money to charity than buy an EPL team.

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