Quote of the Day

"When a club builds a stadium, it sets a manageable timetable in which it pays off debt to later own the stadium. However, we shovel our money in a bottomless hole."
-- Bundesliga Eintracht Frankfurt coach Armin Veh, on the team's $13.3M annual rent for Commerzbank-Arena. (SID, 1/10)
Friday January 11, 2013 Vol. 1 — No. 148 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Ready For Kickoff

    ManU Manager Alex Ferguson attends a Chevrolet event on July 26 in Shanghai.

    Chevrolet is "right in the middle of sponsorship of a huge athletic contest" this weekend with a global audience that "could far exceed that of the Super Bowl," according to Dale Buss of FORBES. When ManU and Liverpool face off in Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon, Chevy will be "as tight with the clubs and players as their sweaty jerseys on the pitch." General Motors VP of U.S. sales, service and global marketing Alan Batey said, "This platform is huge for us, and it’s really only the beginning of our relationship" with ManU, Liverpool and the Premier League.

  • Motoring Along

    Kia pays $53M to extend Australian Open sponsorship through '18.

  • On The Dotted Line

    McIlroy expected to sign 10-year, $252M deal with Nike on Monday.

  • Pay To Play

    BT says it will spend billions over next decade to build sports business.

  • Losing Ground

    Swiss broadcaster SRF losing viewers despite strong year of sports.

  • A Bigger Slice

    Former Espanyol presidents need partner to make deal with Irani investors.

  • Duck And Cover

    Premier League says it's staying out of row over high ticket prices.

  • Sweet Deal

    Sharapova gets big return on Sugarpova candy investment.

  • Money Pit

    Eintrach Frankfurt coach Armin Veh says stadium cost hurting team's finances.

  • University Costs

    Russian media reports Kazan's University Games in danger of bankruptcy.

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