Quote of the Day

"To establish peace and stabilise a country, one must not only focus on training soldiers."
-- Afghanistan Football Federation President Keramuddin Karim, announcing the country's first professional football championship. (AFP, 7/11)
Thursday July 12, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 23 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • It's All In A Name

    Qatar Airways has "been approached by two Premier League clubs" about potential sponsorships, according to Robert Lea of the LONDON TIMES. Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al-Baker "insisted that any such deal would be signed only if he could get stadium naming rights."

  • BT Gets A Kick Start

    Telecom is already seeing pay-TV payoff after winning rights to EPL games.

  • Player Tells Of Scam

    Former Southampton captain says he and teammates were involved in "betting fraud."

  • Deal In The Making

    BBC is "closing in" on a deal for broadcast rights for future Olympics.

  • On Again, Off Again

    F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone says Singapore GP is on; Organizers say it's not.

  • New Sheriff In Nottingham

    Kuwaiti family buys Championship club Nottingham Forest from former owner's estate.

  • Free Football Expensive

    Argentina has spent $880M on football broadcasts that were supposed to be supported by private ads.

  • One More Time

    Korean baseball league bows to players, fans and will reopen 10th-team talks.

  • Establishing A Beachhead

    Ticketing outfit StubHub makes a $2.6M deal with EPL club Everton FC.

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