Quote of the Day

"It isn't just about selling a million tickets -- it's about making the games accessible to all."
-- Glasgow 2014 Chair Robert Smith, on the Commonwealth Games' plan for most tickets to cost less than $40. (SCOTSMAN, 5/13)
Tuesday May 14, 2013 Vol. 1 — No. 237 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Pay For Play

    A new system of player payment may be headed for the Premier League.

    There are signs that the Premier League's "la-la land wage economics -- a fat salary guaranteed, regardless of performance, with a little cream on top -- may soon subtly shift," according to Sean Ingle of the London GUARDIAN. In January, Liverpool Managing Dir Ian Ayre revealed the club's plans "for lower basic salaries with higher incentives." Now Prozone Business Development Dir Blake Wooster said that "at least two teams in the top five want to introduce performance-related pay based on advanced in-game metrics."

  • Bankrolled

    BT sets aside $150M war chest to unleash ad blitz against rival BSkyB.

  • Taking An Interest

    Caixa adds Brasileiro club Coritiba to its football stable.

  • While Roma Burns

    AS Roma hit with $65K fine over fans' racist behavior in game against AC Milan.

  • Paying The Price

    Players face $5K fines for not talking to ASADA if new law passes.

  • Nearing The End

    Red Bull racing boss says Webber in "autumn" of career, Ricciardo in line to step in.

  • Asking Too Much

    Survey: Nine of 10 EPL season-ticket holders will renew despite high prices.

  • Bargain Prices

    Glasgow 2012 keeps ticket prices low, starting at $23, with most at $38.

  • Easy Entry

    Putin signs law dropping visa requirements for athletes, officials and staff.

  • Sweetening The Deal

    NRL salary cap to climb to $7M by '17 after players, league sign off on new CBA.

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