Quote of the Day

"Brazil is not a country where people love football. It is a country where people love to party around the World Cup."
-- Brazilian writer Juca Kfouri, on why Brazilian football clubs are struggling to fill stadiums. (REUTERS, 11/14)
Thursday November 15, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 113 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • ManU Delivers Profit, Cuts Debt

    ManU announced an increase in revenue, driven by sponsorship.

    ManU announced financial results on Wednesday for the first quarter of '13 ending Sept. 30. According to a press release from the club, total revenue was £76.3M ($120.9M), an increase of 3.4% from the previous quarter. Sponsorship revenue increased 32.4% as a result of 10 new sponsorship deals: General Motors, Bwin, Toshiba Medical Systems, Yanmar, Kagome, Santander, Sinsei Bank, MBNA, Bakcell and Fuji TV. ManU Exec Vice Chair Ed Woodward said, "Manchester United had a record first quarter driven by our commercial operation, which continues to experience extremely strong global revenue growth in new media and mobile, retail merchandising and sponsorship."

  • Art Of The Deal

    Liverpool wants Standard Chartered to sweeten shirt sponsorship deal.

  • Wired For Sound

    Botafogo deal with Oi puts Wi-Fi in Rio's Engenhão stadium.

  • Under Developed

    Media outlets threaten to boycott England-Indian cricket over photo ban.

  • The Usual Suspects

    Barcelona, Real Madrid, ManU are Facebook's football favorites.

  • Party People

    Brazilian football clubs are struggling to fill stadiums.

  • Thinking Big

    U.K. Sport has $43M war chest to attract major sporting events.

  • Looking Good

    Borussia Dortmund discourages investors after posting record profit.

  • Back To Square One

    West Ham's hopes for Olympic Stadium buoyed as NFL bid off the table.

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