Quote of the Day

"The shirt is the identity. It would really be the ultimate, ultimate recourse to sell the family's jewelry."
-- French Rugby Federation President Pierre Camou, on why his organization will not follow the All-Blacks and sell a jersey sponsorship. (LE FIGARO, 11/10)
Monday November 12, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 110 Print This Issue

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  • Finishing In The Black

    Chelsea players celebrate after winning the Champions League in May.

    Chelsea reported its first profit in the nine years of Roman Abramovich’s ownership, "raising the prospect that the club may be able to comply with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules," according to Paul Kelso of the London TELEGRAPH. After racking up losses totalling more than £630M in the previous eight seasons, Chelsea recorded a "modest profit" of £1.4M ($2.2M) for the year to June. The figure is "a significant improvement" on the £67.7M loss recorded in the '10-11 season. The profit "reflects the financial upside of the club’s Champions League and FA Cup wins, as well as their improving commercial performance."

  • Filling The Tank

    Coke F1 sponsorship would highlight energy drink brand.

  • Shifting Winds

    Windsurfing has "reclaimed its place" in the Olympics.

  • Riding The Bulls

    Bulls sign Provident to one of the biggest Super League sponsorships ever.

  • Top Of The Heap

    TV study finds that cricket is the most-watched sport in Australia.

  • When Doves Try

    Unilever partners with Irish rugby, makes sport central to marketing effort.

  • Home Sweet Home

    Paris St. Germain hopes to pick home for training facility by end of year.

  • 'Common' Good

    Brazilian minister wants more Confederations Cup tickets for fans.

  • Thanks But No Thanks

    Heart of Midlothian calls Rangers offer to pay off debt "opportunistic."

  • Out Of The Blues

    Sydney FC coach Ian Crook walks out in "shock resignation."

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