Quote of the Day

"I think it has the potential to be one of the most successful and valuable sports leagues worldwide in the long run."
-- Infront Sports & Media President & CEO Philippe Blatter, on why he's willing to overlook losses and renew the company's commitment to the Chinese Basketball Association. (CHINA DAILY, 11/26)
Tuesday November 27, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 120 Print This Issue

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  • Grand National Gets Thrown

    Jockey Daryl Jacob celebrates after winning the Grand National on April 14.

    British horse racing's Grand National has "joined a growing sporting scramble for corporate cash" after Heineken's John Smith's beer brand said that it would end its title sponsorship of the world famous steeplechase next year, according to Keith Weir of REUTERS. Competition for sponsors' money "is tough in Britain where the economy is stagnating," and major events like the London Olympics and Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games have "sucked up some of the money that is available." John Smith's is believed to have spent almost £20M ($32M) on the title sponsorship and related marketing since '05. It now plans to focus its marketing activities on consumers in pubs, clubs and supermarkets to help "counter a declining market for ales."

  • Showing Proof

    Birmingham City's Italian suitor wants chance to prove his worth.

  • As The Crowe Flies

    Rabbitohs say Russell Crowe's departure won't impact sponsorship deals.

  • Looking Outside

    New NRL boss comes from banking world, no experience in sports field.

  • Ticket Troubles

    SFL to look into ticketing issues linked to Rangers' games.

  • The Long Haul

    Infront boss confident investment in Chinese basketball will pay off.

  • Hold On Tight

    São Paulo mayor says city will do whatever it takes to keep GP.

  • Alms For The Poor

    German Football Federation plans rescue fund for relegated teams.

  • Coaching The Coaches

    U.K. Sport to invest $1.1M to strengthen coaching ranks.

  • Out From Under

    Cronulla gets the bank off its back after $400M development deal pays off.

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