Quote of the Day

"Sometimes less is more."
-- German handball national team Head Coach Martin Heuberger, calling for the HBL to cut two teams to improve competition. (MANNHEIMER MORGEN, 10/18)
Friday October 19, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 93 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Billion Dollar Baby

    Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium is undergoing renovations to host the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.

    The Brazilian sports sponsorship industry is now worth $1B per year, according to a new report from Sponsorship Today. The report examined more than 300 national deals and found that the market had grown by more than 200% since '05. The rate of growth, however, is now slowing having seen a major surge in the past three years with domestic deals for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Report author Simon Rines said, "The major deals for 2014 are now pretty much complete, and it is difficult to see many more tier one deals for Rio 2016.

  • Put On Hold

    Sources: F1 race in New Jersey to be put on hold until '13.

  • Out Of Pocket

    BBC study: Arsenal has most-expensive EPL tickets, Newcastle the cheapest.

  • Window Into East

    Eurosport gets European rights to broadcast Chinese football.

  • Eyeing The Competition

    English cricket worries that new American league will take talent.

  • Slow At The Gate

    Brasileiro attendance off by nearly a half-million this season.

  • A New Night

    NRL to play on Thursday nights as part of new deal with Nine.

  • Bouncing Back

    Queensland Basketball bids to bring Brisbane Bullets back.

  • Getting Small

    German handball team coach thinks league should cut two teams.

  • Tainted Taunts

    FA may boycott Serbia after fans hurled racial slurs at U21 team.

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