Quote of the Day

"This is not a black day in Australian sport. This is the blackest day in Australian sport."
-- Former ASADA Head Richard Ings, on the Australian Crime Commission report that found the country's sports leagues rife with doping, illicit drugs and match-fixing. (London GUARDIAN, 2/7)
Friday February 8, 2013 Vol. 1 — No. 168 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Finance Regs In Place

    Premier League clubs have agreed to new financial regulations aimed at sustainability.

    Premier League clubs agreed in principle to a system of enhanced financial regulations, which are designed to further improve the sustainability of clubs. The new elements of Premier League Financial Regulation include a sustainability clause that will require clubs to work toward break-even, while allowing a degree of owner investment going in as equity. A short-term cost control protocol was also agreed, which would limit the amount clubs could raise their player costs by above an agreed floor from centrally distributed revenue (EPL).

  • Eye Of The Storm

    Aussie sport "rocked" by allegations of doping, illicit drugs, fixing.

  • Wait And See

    Aussie leagues' sponsors demand answers, consider pulling funds.

  • Amnesty International

    U.K. dives tax exemption for athletes competing in London meet.

  • Out In His Pants

    H&M rolls out David Beckham spot directed by Guy Ritchie.

  • A Sugar Daddy

    Hong Kong FA courts top corporate sponsors to bankroll new league.

  • Heavy The Head

    Putin sacks Olympic committee VP over delays, overruns at ski jump venue.

  • Carrying A Torch

    Australia's Seven Network is front-runner for '16 Olympics rights.

  • The Long Haul

    Gatorade to maintain sponsorship with Copa Libertadores.

  • Leaving London

    ESPN ponders pullout from U.K. market after losing several sports-rights deals.

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