Quote of the Day

"In France there is a cultural problem. Winners are not popular."
-- Ligue 1 Olympique Lyonnais Owner Jean-Michel Aulas, on his long battle to gain approval for a new stadium complex for the club. (THE FINANCIAL TIMES, 3/10)
Tuesday March 12, 2013 Vol. 1 — No. 191 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Building A Blockbuster

    ManU, Nike are discussing a potential historic sports sponsorship deal.

    ManU "may still be smarting from its eviction" in the Champions League, but the club "is hoping to recover financially with what could be the most valuable sponsorship deal in sporting history," according to David Robertson of the LONDON TIMES. Insiders said execs from ManU and Nike will "begin detailed talks" on the merchandising and sponsorship contract "imminently." ManU signed a 13-year deal with Nike in '02 that was worth £303M plus 50% of profits from merchandise sold.

  • The People's Club

    FC Spartak owner plans IPO after pumping more than $1B into Russian club.

  • Leaving The Nest

    Bernie Ecclestone says F1's global expansion a natural step forward.

  • Riding The Bull

    Red Bull takes over German Hockey League club EHC Munich.

  • Grand Ambition

    Rangers finance boss says Scottish club expects revenue to hit $150M.

  • Bang For The Buck

    Turkish businesses face challenge to make Olympic sponsorship worthwhile.

  • Under Pressure

    Sharks face suit from sacked team doctor, pressure over standing down coach.

  • Never Say Never

    Ligue 1 Olympique Lyonnais owner finally gets OK for new stadium.

  • Fighting Back

    British Horseracing boss takes agressive stance against animal rights protesters.

  • A Helping Hand

    Scotland, Netherlands to get ICC funding to help cricket grow.

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