Quote of the Day

"I think there's very little skill involved in the Tour de France, it's pretty much just physical. A lot of the way the teams work now is just science whereas with tennis, you can't teach the skill by taking a drug."
-- Andy Murray, calling on tennis officials to increase testing for performance enhancing drugs. (HERALD SCOTLAND, 10/30)
Wednesday October 31, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 101 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Taking A Drop

    Tiger Woods, left, and Rory McIlroy have a light moment after their 18-hole duel Monday in China's Henan province.

    World No. 1 Rory McIlroy "is ending his relationship" with golf brands Titleist and FootJoy after the '12 season, according to Michael Buteau of BLOOMBERG. Neither McIlroy nor parent company Acushnet Co. "disclosed a reason for the split in a press release." The Irish Times reported on Oct. 20 that McIlroy could sign a 10-year agreement with Nike worth as much as $250M, however, it did not cite a source for its information. McIlroy's agent Conor Ridge "declined to comment on the golfer's equipment sponsorship in an email."

  • Increasing Cash Flow

    BCCI shopping IPL title sponsorship, expecting big increase.

  • Testing, Testing

    Andy Murray calls on tennis to test more for performance enhancing drugs.

  • Night People

    Cricket Australia, broadcasters welcome idea of night matches.

  • Feed The Baby

    Formula maker Fernbaby signs sponsorship deal with Warriors.

  • A Once Over

    Portugal's anti-trust authority to look over Benfica deal.

  • Market Growth

    Premier League TV rights for China go to Super Sports.

  • Gate Crashers

    Aussie A-League attendance soaring after high-profile acquisitions.

  • Hitting The Mark

    FC Cologne hits sales goal on fan bonds ahead of schedule.

  • Paying The Bills

    Scottish Rugby Union ponders sale of naming rights to Murrayfield stadium.

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