Quote of the Day

"The idea is to show presence at places where a fan shop would not be profitable. The cost efficiency is enormous."
-- Borussia Dortmund Marketing Dir Carsten Cramer, on the club selling merchandise out of an airport vending machine. (RUHR NACHRICHTEN, 10/3)
Monday October 8, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 84 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Cricket Unveils U.S. League

    The Int'l Cricket Council, is "blessing a new venture with ambitions to create a league of teams" in big U.S. cities, according to Roger Blitz of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The new push in the country is built around Twenty20, the three-hour short form of the game "generating such popularity" in south Asia that the Indian Premier League is valued at around $3B. The new venture's organizers, Cricket Holdings America, will "launch a tender offering six team franchises" later this month for those willing to pay $40M. Half the money will go toward staging a Twenty20 tournament in N.Y. in June. A regular league competition would also begin in '13, played "on artificial pitches in temporary venues."

  • Needing A Mulligan

    Cancelled Superclassico das Americas a nightmare for sponsors, organizers.

  • A Man's, Man's World

    Lindsey Vonn asks to ski men's downhill at Lake Louise, Canada.

  • The Broadcast Team

    IAAF signs Eurovision, VGTRK to broadcast Moscow World Championships.

  • A Fast Start

    A-League's new stars lead to record attendance on opening weekend.

  • Beşiktaş, IMG Doğuş Team Up

    IMG Doğuş takes first step in deal with Turkish Beşiktaş.

  • Running On Empty

    Korean F1 GP trying to find ways to reverse financial losses.

  • Power Play

    Political squabble delays multimillion-dollar TV deal for racing.

  • Just Not The Same

    Celtics' Desmond says Scottish football needs Rangers back in SPL.

  • A Slice Of Turkey

    U.K. firms want chance to get piece of Turkey's Olympic building boom.

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