Quote of the Day

"The Warriors, if indeed they were Warriors, have been dissolved en masse."
-- Zimbabwe FA President Cuthbert Dube, on shutting down the country's scandal-plagued national team. (AP, 11/2)
Monday November 5, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 104 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Getting A Handle On Costs

    Premier League owners, including Roman Abramovich and the Glazer family, "are close to agreeing a crackdown on players' wages," according to Joe Bernstein of the London DAILY MAIL. Talks "have already taken place" amongst all 20 top-flight clubs about introducing their own version of financial fair play. A formal outline "could be agreed later this month" when Premier League chairmen meet in London on Nov. 15. There is a "growing desire among the Premier League's int'l owners to keep a big slice of what could be £5B (£8B)" from the new TV deals that begin next year, instead of seeing it all go to players and their agents.

  • A Really Big Deal

    Rory McIlroy signs $250M sponsorship deal with Nike.

  • Spanish Investment

    Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim takes a liking to La Liga club Getafe.

  • In The Black

    AIG deal for placement on All-Blacks jersey worth $66M.

  • Going Big

    Mercedes plans to increase F1 team's budget by $56M next year.

  • Slow To Grow

    Indian fans not catching on to "the magic" of I-League football.

  • Getting Cut Off

    City of Paris will cut its subsidy of Ligue 1 club Paris St. Germain.

  • Looking At Hard Time

    Russian President Putin wants jail time for match-fixing.

  • The Tweet Life

    Sports stars enjoy new revenue stream tied to Twitter followers.

  • Joining The Tour

    HSBC Champions event goes on FedExCup schedule in '13.

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