Quote of the Day

"There is a clear and present danger of talent being hollowed out of our game."
-- Yomiuri Giants President Tsunekazu Momoi, voicing his concern on the impact of Japanese high school player Shohei Otani opting to play in the U.S. (KYODO, 10/23)
Wednesday October 24, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 96 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Watching The Bottom Line

    The overall cost of staging the Olympic and Paralympic Games "may have cost almost four times the original estimate, but the government has claimed that it actually came in £377M ($601M) under budget," according to Mark Cue of the LONDON TIMES. With some contracts still to be wound up, ministers "are describing the underspend as a 'prudent' estimate," with Sports Minister Hugh Robertson "calling the feat of managing the complex program within budget 'a tremendous success.'" Savings "have been made from a drop in expenses for construction of venues, as well as for security and transport, while £480M ($765M) of uncommitted contingency still remains within the budget."

  • British Invasion

    ManU will open U.S. office to maximize commercial opportunities.

  • A Packed House

    Nine of top 10 world's best-attended stadiums are in Europe.

  • Going Flat

    Longtime Premier League sponsor Lucozade walks away.

  • Three's The Charm

    Flamengo can sign three jersey sponsors if adidas deal goes through.

  • Tepid Response

    Sharapova "not convinced" pay raise for first-round losers is good.

  • You've Got A Friend

    Svenska Spel becomes the official partner for Sweden's Friends Arena.

  • Union Dues

    ManU's Ferdinand seems to back away from support of black-players union.

  • Leading The Break

    Brand Extensions to represent NBA in Russia, CIS.

  • Eye On The Ball

    Goal-line technologies GoalRef, Hawk-Eye get OK from FIFA.

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