Quote of the Day

"I am a very happy man."
-- IOC President Jacques Rogge, on his state of mind with just four days left to the London Games. (REUTERS, 8/8)
Thursday August 9, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 43 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Murdoch's Dutch Treat

    Rupert Murdoch’s int'l media business, FOX, has "bought the broadcasting rights" to the Dutch Eredivisie football league, according to the DUTCH DAILY NEWS. The clubs from the top Dutch league have sold the broadcasting rights for the next 12 years to U.S. TV network Fox from Murdoch. Murdoch’s U.S. Fox will "shell out" more than €1B ($1.2B) for the rights of the Dutch Eredivisie football league starting in '13-14 (DUTCH DAILY NEWS, 8/8). In L.A., Scott Roxborough reported that the agreement was "the largest of its kind in the history" of Dutch football. It will see News Corp. pay $74M for the first year, rising to $124M for the final season.

  • A Happy Man

    IOC President Jacques Rogge praises the London Games; Coe lauds British troops.

  • Supporting The Empire

    Aussie hurdler Sally Pearson was the BBC's biggest draw with 12.1 million viewers.

  • Stay In The Games

    YouTube wants to continue streaming Games into Asia and Africa through '16.

  • The Pain In Spain

    13 La Liga clubs threaten to delay the start of the season over payout of TV money.

  • A Capital Idea

    ESPN's Capitales de Futbol returns with episodes in Barcelona, Bogota, Manchester, São Paulo, Mexico City.

  • Leap Of Faith

    Honda takes main sponsorship role for German/Austrian Vierschanzentournee ski jumping event.

  • Age Limit Rejected

    NBA Commissioner Stern's call for age limits in basketball is rejected by int'l teams.

  • Fashion Statement

    Bundesliga football club Werder Bremen makes two-year shirt deal with Wiesenhof.

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