Quote of the Day

"For those who think I have fallen down or collapsed, I'd like to tell you I'm back stronger than ever."
-- Diego Maradona, after being selected by the Dubai Sports Council as the sports envoy for the city. (GULF NEWS, 9/2)
Tuesday September 4, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 60 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Summer Spending Spree

    Player transfer spending by Premier League clubs increased to £490M ($778.5M) in the '12 summer transfer window, up slightly from the £485M ($770.6M) spent in summer '11 but just short of the £500M ($794.4M) record of '08, according to analysis by business advisory firm Deloitte. Deloitte Sports Business Group Partner Dan Jones said, "While the highest levels of spending continue to be at those clubs competing at the upper end of the Premier League and in European competition, we have also seen significant investment by the newly promoted teams, looking to establish themselves in the Premier League.”

  • Time Will Tell

    Bundesliga club Bayern Munich teams up with Swiss watchmaker Hublot.

  • Time For A Change?

    Real Madrid's Ronaldo tells club president that he wants to leave.

  • Return Engagement

    Maradona returns to Dubai as kingdom's "honorary ambassador of sports."

  • Just Say No

    EPL says it will "oppose any attempt" to play '22 World Cup in winter.

  • Staying The Course

    Emirates airline renews sponsorship of European Tour's Dubai finale.

  • Racing Inflation

    FIA proposal would "drastically increase" entry fees for F1 teams.

  • The Doctor Is In

    ManU gets high-tech medical gear through deal with Toshiba Medical Systems.

  • Russian Rights

    Sportfive, ANO make a deal for rights to '14, '16 Olympic Games.

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