Quote of the Day

"My inbox is less choked now with emails from Mr. Outraged from Leamington Spa."
-- McLaren CEO Martin Whitmarsh, on how F1 fans have warmed to races being broadcast by pay-service Sky. (AUTO SPORT, 8/27)
Tuesday August 28, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 56 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Building The Legacy

    The BBC is considering a £20M ($31.6M) channel devoted to "lesser-known sports" following the success of the London Games, according to Mark Jefferies of the London DAILY MIRROR. BBC Head of Vision Roger Mosey, who oversaw coverage of the Olympics, said that bosses were now "looking at options for a full-time specialist sports channel." Referring to Head of BBC TV Sport Phillip Bernie, Mosey said, “Right now I would love to give Phillip £20M to go cover minority sports, but that has to be something the BBC works through.” He said that the BBC would be analyzing a report on the London Games.

  • An Idle Threat

    Australian Open organizers, player reps discount talk of boycott.

  • The Coach's New Clothes

    Borussia Dortmund coach Jürgen Klopp gets new wardrobe courtesy of Puma.

  • Growing Audience

    Paralympics will be broadcast to 100 countries, seen by 4 billion viewers.

  • Planting The Flag

    Ron Jaworski-led group has plans for Arena Football League in China.

  • Under Pressure

    Aussie Channel Ten feels heat to land sports league to protect market share.

  • A Real Shocker

    Formula E electric car racing circuit scheduled to launch in '14.

  • Double The Fun

    Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen to add extra feed for Asian markets.

  • Basketball Diplomacy

    State Department sends NBA, WNBA delegation to Myanmar.

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