Quote of the Day

"The figure Voelte has pulled out of his abacus is obviously a result of his looking down the wrong end of his telescope. It’s nothing more than self-serving rewriting of very recent history."
-- Nine Network executive David Hurley, reacting to Seven Network CEO Don Voelte's claim that Nine had overpaid for the rights to Australia's National Rugby League. (THE AUSTRALIAN, 8/24)
Friday August 24, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 54 Print This Issue

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  • It Was A Very Good Year

    Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund (BVB) "released its financial numbers for the '11 fiscal year and reported a record revenue" of €215.2M ($270.3M), according to the SID. The defending Bundesliga champion and German Cup champion "also generated a profit after taxes of" €34.3M ($43.2M) during last year. The market-listed club "was able to increase revenue by 42% in comparison to the previous year" (€151.5M). For the first time since its stock market launch in '00, the club "will be able to pay an undisclosed amount in dividends to its shareholders." Dortmund Managing Dir Hans-Joachim Watzke said, "That's a reputable result. We continue to grow and see additional growth potential."

  • A Nice Cold One

    East African brewer Tusker is the Kenyan Premier League's new sponsor.

  • In The Lap Of Luxury

    Björn Borg fashion label makes landfall in posh Shanghai shopping district.

  • Bean Counters

    Costa Coffee brews up first sports sponsorship deal with Clancy team.

  • Strength In Numbers

    Scottish football expects a boost from UEFA's collective rights negotiations.

  • Wardrobe Malfunction

    Flamengo sponsor steamed after logo left off beach team jersey.

  • Southern Exposure

    ESPN Int'l will air Paralympic Games in Caribbean, Latin America.

  • If The Shirt Fits ...

    FC Nuremberg makes a jersey deal with textile company NKD.

  • The Final Three

    Bidders for insolvent Bradford Bulls rugby club narrowed to three.

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