Quote of the Day

"In the end, the AIG sponsorship is an unprecedented opportunity, and the best option to sustain the future of New Zealand rugby and grow the global game."
-- New Zealand Rugby Union CEO Steve Tew, on why the league agreed to sell a sponsorship on the front of the All-Blacks jersey for the first time in its' 107-year history. (AIG)
Monday October 15, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 89 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Bucking Tradition

    American insurance firm AIG and the New Zealand Rugby Union have agreed to a five-and-a-half-year deal for AIG to sponsor six NZRU rugby teams: the All Blacks, Maori All Blacks, All Blacks Sevens, New Zealand Black Ferns (women’s fifteens), New Zealand Women’s Sevens and New Zealand Under 20. Financial terms of the sponsorship agreement are not being disclosed. NZRU CEO Steve Tew said, "A new logo on the All Blacks jersey is not a step we have taken lightly -- we respect the rich and proud heritage of this extraordinary team and carefully weighed the change."

  • A Step Down

    Premier League teams lose their luster for international buyers.

  • Scaling Back

    U.K. Athletics to announce lottery funding cutbacks.

  • Fade To Black

    Spanish broadcasters balk at rights fee, don't air Spain-Belarus match.

  • Dreams Of Field

    Liverpool expects council OK to start Anfield renovation.

  • On The Block

    Deccan Chargers owners lose appeal in court, board seeks buyers.

  • Another Setback

    European Commission probe could delay West Ham's move to Olympic Stadium.

  • Making Their Play

    Aussie network Ten targets sports-rights acquisitions.

  • Game Changers

    EPL debating major changes to financial regulations.

  • Global Expansion

    F1 planting flag in new markets, but financial woes temper ambitions.

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