Quote of the Day

"Athletes must know that there is a heavy price to pay for intentional doping."
-- WADA President John Fahey, calling for doping bans to be doubled to four years. (REUTERS, 11/18)
Tuesday November 20, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 116 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • A Deal Changer For A-League

    Fox Sports, Foxtel and SBS will pay $166M to broadcast the A-League.

    Football Federation Australia said Fox Sports, Foxtel and SBS "will pay A$160 million ($166M) for broadcast rights to A-League and Socceroos int'l football matches over four years," according to Dan Baynes of BLOOMBERG. The agreements, which start July 1, will deliver A$148M in cash and A$12M in marketing support, "double the value of the previous deal on a year-to-year basis." The new agreements, under which one A-League match will be shown on free-to-air TV each week, will "boost soccer’s profile in a country where it competes with rugby union, rugby league and Australian football for fans and corporate support."

  • Parry And Thrust

    SPL deflects SFL restructure proposal, counters with one of its own.

  • Opening An Account

    Corinthians makes jersey deal with bank Caixa Econômica Federal.

  • Texas Two-Step

    F1 gets rave reviews for Texas race, more U.S. events in the offing.

  • Riding Solo

    Daimler buys out Aabar to gain sole ownership of Mercedes F1 team.

  • Taking Off

    Turkish Airlines opts out at Barcelona after Qatar Airways takes jersey.

  • Populous Approach

    South Sydney fans get chance to buy Russell Crowe's share of Rabbitohs.

  • Fightin' Mad

    Qatar '22 organizers deny bribery allegations by Sunday Times.

  • Double Down

    Anti-doping agency calls for doubling of steroid suspensions to four years.

  • Looking For Support

    Infront, Ringier team up to court sponsors for Swiss '22 Winter Games bid.

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