Quote of the Day

"If I were a fan, I'd be booing too."
-- Former England Manager Graham Taylor, after the England-Poland World Cup qualifier was postponed because the stadium roof was left open during a deluge. (London INDEPENDENT, 10/17)
Thursday October 18, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 92 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Hands On The Wheel

    BT has appointed boxing channel Boxnation CEO Simon Green "to run its new sports channel," according to Mark Sweney of the London GUARDIAN. Green has been hired as the head of the new BT Sport pay-TV channel and "will be responsible for output," including the £738M ($1.2B) of Premier League rights BT acquired from BSkyB. Green has previously worked at BSkyB and Setanta before landing at Boxnation, which launched on U.K. TV last year. Green will report to BT Vision Telecommunications TV Business CEO Marc Watson. The production contract is "being contested" by ITV.

  • Commercial Break

    DFL CEO Seifert limits ads, doesn't want players looking like "billboards."

  • Razor Sharp

    Gillette makes sponsorship deal with Chilean national football team.

  • Chinese Call Bull

    Red Bull "preferred" bidder for Super League team Dalian Shide.

  • Cash Landing

    NRL clubs will get $500K grant from league after Nine Net pays up.

  • Rules To Live By

    FA gives Team England players its new code of conduct.

  • Racing Stripes

    Rolls-Royce thought to be potential buyer for U.K.'s Cosworth.

  • Staying In-House

    Li Ning selling 25% stake in sportswear brand to his own management firm.

  • Ashes To Ashes

    Tickets for cricket '13 Ashes series selling at record pace.

  • Flying South

    Bundesliga club Werder Bremen ponders move to Qatar for winter camp.

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