Quote of the Day

"It would be natural to expect the gap between those who get the most and those who get the least to narrow."
-- Spain Secretary for Sport Miguel Cardenal, on the impact of a new law requiring football clubs to collectively bargain for TV rights. (REUTERS, 4/18)
Friday April 19, 2013 Vol. 1 — No. 219 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Big Ticket Item

    EPL teams spent two-thirds of their income on wages last year.

    Recently published accounts of all 20 clubs revealed that "more than two thirds" of the EPL's record £2.4B income in '11-12 "was paid out in wages," according to David Conn of the London GUARDIAN. The Guardian's annual special report of Premier League clubs' finances shows that they spent £1.6B on wages last season, "most of it going to players." The wage bill "accounted for 67% of clubs' turnover, a similar level to the two previous years" -- wages were 68% of income in '09-10, and 69% in '10-11.

  • Mind The Gap

    U.K. starts drive for women to take leadership roles in sports.

  • Lay Down The Law

    Spain seeks passage of law that would force collective bargaining for TV rights.

  • Watchdog Bites

    Call to alter media rights threatens income for Italy's top football clubs.

  • Sound Advice

    Liverpool Owner Henry seeks advice from rival executives.

  • Counter Punch

    Sky Sports taps Beckham as ambassador in wake of BT's Bale hire.

  • Into The Breach

    Scottish FA offers to mediate impasse between SPL clubs.

  • A Big Bounce

    Basketball Bundesliga expects record revenue for '12-13 season.

  • Expensive Facelift

    Estimate of Munich Olympic Park renovation runs north of $600M.

  • Second Thoughts

    Australian Football League backs off dynamic ticket pricing for big games.

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