Quote of the Day

"It is in a way useful for our players, who can display their skills at home, bring joy to the fans. The guys that will come back will raise the level of our championship."
-- Russia coach Zinetula Bilyaletdinov, on how having Russia's locked out NHL players competing back in their homeland will improve his national team. (MOSCOW NEWS, 9/17)
Tuesday September 18, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 70 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • The Friendly Skies

    Global sponsorship from the airline industry has now reached $515M per year, according to a new report from Sponsorship Today. The 46-page report, which analyzes more than 260 deals across the world, shows that two carriers, Emirates and Etihad, account for almost half of the entire amount spent globally on sponsorship, with Emirates now spending $182M per year on rights fees alone. Sponsorship Today Editor Simon Rines said, "Emirates has used sponsorship as a key tool in both building brand image and informing potential customers about its route network. The annual $182M rights spend could be argued to be a very small investment compared to that spent on infrastructure."

  • Hockey Reunions

    Locked out NHL players are signing with teams back in their homelands.

  • New Kid On Ice Block

    German Hockey League CEO Tripcke talks about DEL's success with fans and its free-TV deal.

  • More Trouble

    African Champions League rocked by bribery claims against Berekum Chelsea club.

  • 'Match' Point

    Company plans sale of trademarked phrase "Man of the Match."

  • Cutting A Deal

    Gillette, Google launch YouTube channel for football coverage.

  • Road Warriors

    Fans of Ligue 1 club Marseille turn out in big numbers for road games.

  • Decision Time Nears

    West Ham moves closer to locking up Olympic Stadium deal.

  • Hoops Going Global

    Eurovision partners with NBA for enhanced worldwide coverage.

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