Quote of the Day

"G4S has let the country down and we have literally had to send in the troops."
-- Labour MP Keith Vaz, on the British Home Office having to call up troops for Olympic duty after security provider G4S could not meet the demand. (FINANCIAL TIMES, 7/13)
Friday July 13, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 24 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • EPL, Barclays Close Deal

    Barclays has signed a sponsorship extension with the Premier League through 2016.

    After weeks of negotiating, Barclays and the Premier League have agreed to a new three-year deal for Barclays to continue as the global title sponsor of the Premier League until '16. The deal, worth £40M ($61.7M) a season to the Premier League, will run for three seasons from '13-14 to the end of the '15-16 season. The agreement includes the global title sponsorship of the Premier League and exclusive worldwide marketing rights, U.K. and int'l TV program accreditation, extensive advertising rights, match day tickets and hospitality, as well as joint community activity. Barclays and the Premier League will continue the Barclays Asia Trophy tournament and the Barclays Premier League Trophy Tour that will next visit Africa and the U.S.

  • Under Armour, Tottenham Debut Kits

    Under Armour unveiled its kits for EPL Tottenham; Arsenal's new kits are "rubbish."

  • The Building Fund

    Brazilian bank OKs $195.3M for São Paulo arena that will host the World Cup opener.

  • Summer Drought

    European leagues are staying away from the summer transfer marketplace.

  • Cost Of Doing Business

    FIFA excused bribery as "something cultural" in South America and Africa.

  • Cutting Down The Nets

    Adidas is pulling products from online retailers to protect brand, marketing.

  • Losing On Home Front

    Chinese sports apparel brands have "lost favor" with country's hip middle-class buyers.

  • Nothing To Worry About

    LOCOG says security 'under control' even though Home Office is calling in the troops.

  • UEFA Keeps Extra Refs

    UEFA will keep extra refs for Champions, Europa leagues, Super Cup.

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