Quote of the Day

"Three things belong together. Football, bratwurst and beer."
-- Bayern Munich Exec Chair Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, responding to FIFA President Sepp Blatter's call for football stadiums to ban smoking and alcohol. (DIE WELT, 12/19)
Friday December 21, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 139 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • PSG-Qatar Alliance Sealed

    Paris Saint-Germain has agreed to a $200M partnership with the Qatar Tourism Authority.

    Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain has "clinched a massive deal with the Qatar Tourism Authority" that will bring the league leaders "more than €150M ($200M) over each of the next four seasons," according of Ian Holyman of ESPN. It is not a sponsorship agreement but a "vast publicity campaign intended to promote the image of Qatar." Retroactive for '12, it "will boost PSG's coffers by €150M for the current campaign, increasing progressively to a minimum of €200M ($265.5M) in its final season, '15-16."

  • America's Pastime

    Brand USA, Delta Air Lines sign on as partners for '13 World Baseball Classic.

  • Cutting Deals

    Newcastle Knights, Jets wrap up slew of sponsorship deals.

  • The Digital Age

    Chinese fans are turning to Internet for live, on-demand sports coverage.

  • Sophomore Slump

    Second edition of T20 Big Bash League drawing smaller crowds, TV audiences.

  • No Pay, No Play

    SPL club Dunfermline players strike after pay checks don't arrive.

  • Purse Push

    Jockey Club says prize money for U.K.'s top tracks will go up 15% next year.

  • Tough On Touts

    Olympic ticket scalpers face five-figure fines under new Russian law.

  • Going Green

    European tennis tournament organizers plan to increase grass court events.

  • Getting A Raise

    The Australian Open will soon be more lucrative to early-round losers.

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