Quote of the Day

"Women's football is the area with the most potential for growth in the nation's favourite game."
-- FA Chair David Bernstein, on the motivation behind the FA's five-year plan to develop women's football. (LONDON TIMES, 10/24)
Thursday October 25, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 97 Print This Issue

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  • Clearing The Deck

    Man City keeper Joe Hart sports his Umbro kit.

    Iconix Brand Group has agreed to buy Nike’s Umbro sports apparel and footwear unit for $225M in cash, "marking the fashion brand’s second deal with the U.S. sportswear group," according to Anjli Raval of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Umbro, the U.K.-based brand that sponsors the England football team kit, will now be passed over to Iconix, the second-largest licensing company in the world, with $12B in global retail sales. Nike bought Umbro in '08 for £285M. However, Nike "failed to revive the 80-year-old football brand as it had done with Converse," and revenues fell to $224M last year from $276M in '06.

  • A Helping Hand

    FA forwards plan to help growth, popularity of women's football.

  • Battle Plan

    Players' association unveils six-point plan to fight racism.

  • The Right Location

    Brazilian Rugby Federation signs four-year deal with real estate firm.

  • Filling The Coffers

    ManU exec says club looking for "major increase" in Nike sponsorship.

  • Cool On Cup

    Spanish broadcasters can't afford to put together World Cup offers.

  • Baseball Down Under

    L.A. Dodgers in advanced talks to open '14 season in Sydney.

  • Dose Of Orange

    Ligue 1 club Nice agrees to three-year extension with telecom.

  • Getting Close

    Deutsche Telekom, Sky near deal for Bundesliga rights.

  • Chip Off The Old Block

    McLaren, Honda could reunite for F1 campaign in '14.

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