Quote of the Day

"The sports rights market is like any market -- it ebbs and flows. It’s particularly competitive now, it wasn’t particularly competitive two years ago."
-- Sky Sports Managing Dir Barney Francis, on the change brought on by the high cost of EPL broadcast rights. (FINANCIAL TIMES, 10/10)
Thursday October 11, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 88 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Back In The Race?

    The financial crises led to Honda's withdrawal from F1 in '08.

    Honda "could make an F1 comeback in '14," according to AUTO BILD. Honda Research & Development CEO Yoshiharu Yamamoto said that he "would welcome an F1 return." Yamamoto said, "It is true that we watch the races and hope to return at some point." Although Yamamoto does not believe in an immediate F1 return, he "sees the potential that the upcoming rule changes provide." He said, "I obviously follow the rule changes, and if they provide an opportunity for us then it would be nice to come back." The financial crises in '08 led to Honda's withdrawal from F1. It seems that "Honda's return is dependent on whether F1 goes through with its proposed engine change or not."

  • On The Rocks

    Chelsea signs two-year deal with Myanmar whiskey brand.

  • Dance Card Set

    San Francisco 49ers will be Jags' opponent for '13 London game.

  • Game Changer

    Sky Sports' Francis: High cost for football may bite other sports.

  • The Bell Tolls

    The Canadian Soccer Association signs "long-term" deal with Bell Canada.

  • A Piece Of The Team

    Glasgow Rangers plan to offer $32M IPO on London exchange.

  • Sweetening The Deal

    Real Madrid gives Ronaldo a $6.5M-a-year pay raise.

  • Going For Knockout

    Telkom renews sponsorship of South Africa football for five years.

  • The Advance Team

    SNTV sets up shop in Rio ahead of World Cup, Olympics.

  • Getting A Makeover

    BCCI to hire 3 GMs as part of bureaucratic restructuring.

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