Quote of the Day

"Is this a publicity stunt? Ask me a sensible question and don't talk stupid, asking me daft questions about whether fans should celebrate or not."
-- Former ManU midfielder Paddy Crerand on BBC Radio Five Live after suggestions that players should tone down their celebrations in front of fans. (London INDEPENDENT, 12/10)
Tuesday December 11, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 130 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Mega Deal For La Roja

    The Chilean National Association of Professional Football (ANFP) has agreed to a $106M media rights deal with broadcaster Mega, according to José Antonio Acosta of LA TERCERA. The deal was brokered after a number of weeks "of intense and behind closed doors" conversations. The broadcaster will have "absolutely all the rights to the national football team" during the Russia World Cup qualifying process ('14-18). According to sources involved in the negotiations, Mega will pay $106M to have the exclusive worldwide media rights of all forms to the national team. The model of selling all the media rights to the national teams in one package "is not new."

  • In The Spirit

    Ecclestone in sponsorship talks with vodka, telecom brands.

  • The Net Effect

    Premier League to consider netting around pitch after ManU-Man City incidents.

  • Taking A Trip

    ManU confirms trip to Australia for match against A-League stars.

  • Up For Grabs

    Canal+, BeIN Sport expected to go head-to-head for EPL rights in France.

  • L.A. Story

    South Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin signs $36M deal with L.A. Dodgers.

  • Laying Down The Law

    Grant tells Aussie ruggers to come to table or council will decide salary cap.

  • Holding The Line

    Russian government sets hotel prices for Sochi Games.

  • The Loser's Cut

    Australian Open first-round losers will take home $28K.

  • In The Bull Ring

    Red Bull makes pitch to host Austrian GP on empty weekend in F1 schedule.

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