Quote of the Day

"It is a hugely important day. It is a cause we have had on our agenda for a number of years."
-- Football Association CEO Alex Horne, on FIFA's approval of the use of goal-line technology. (FINANCIAL TIMES, 7/5)
Friday July 6, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 19 Print This Issue

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  • ManU IPO Offers Inside Look

    ManU directors Bryan Glazer, right, and Avram Glazer are hoping to lift the club's $664M debt.

    In the seven years since the Glazer family bought ManU, transparency has not featured significantly in their ownership, according to Roger Blitz of the FINANCIAL TIMES. But even skeptical fans of the Premier League giants may have welcomed the prospect of a U.S. flotation to "take a closer look under the bonnet." What emerges from the prospectus is "a mixture of just how secretive the Glazers have become" as custodians of one of sport's biggest brands and how "increasingly anxious they have become to raise cash." Four factors stand out from the prospectus -- the reorganisation of Red Football, the club's parent into a newly formed holding company registered in the Cayman Islands;

  • AIG, All Blacks Near Deal

    New Zealand's All Blacks are near a deal that would put a large logo on their jersey front for the first time.

  • French Sights On Zidane

    French football boss is courting Zinedine Zidane as coach for national team.

  • Chelsea, Man City Open Season

    Sky Sports schedule opens with Champions League winner Chelsea, EPL champ Man City.

  • O2, Nike Unveil Campaign

    O2 and Nike are launching "a major ad campaign" to promote the companies' new sports club.

  • UFC Plays China Card

    UFC will bring its A team for its first-ever event in China, planned for Nov. 10.

  • Murray Factor Hits Ticket Prices

    Andy Murray's deep run into Wimbledon could push tickets for final as high as $70,000.

  • BBC Will Stick To Tennis

    Beeb says Murray or not, BBC1 will cover Wimbledon final over British GP.

  • Rangers Out Of SPL

    Rangers out of SPL, now await verdict from association on how far they'll fall.

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