Quote of the Day

"To close a stadium so soon after it was opened is a tragedy."
-- Rio de Janeiro official Alexandre Pinto, on having to close the city's 6-year-old Olympic Stadium for two years to fix structural defects in the roof. (BBC, 6/7)
Monday June 10, 2013 Vol. 1 — No. 255 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Season For Growth

    Adidas, "which a few months ago decided not to add more Reebok stores following reports of financial irregularities at its India unit," is back on an expansion spree in the country, according to Himani Chandna Gurtoo of the HINDUSTAN TIMES. Adidas now plans to work on Reebok's brand image by "tweaking the look and experience at outlets." The company plans to launch a new retail format, "entailing greater interaction with customers."

  • Hitting The Gas

    Rolex F1 deal aimed to "halt erosion" of watch brand dominance to rival Omega.

  • A Good Start

    SFA scores $91M haul in first TV deal negotiated through UEFA.

  • Winter Harshed

    FA Chair Bernstein says winter World Cup idea "fundamentally flawed."

  • The Closed Sign

    Rio's Olympic Stadium to stay closed until '15 for roof repairs.

  • Packing Up

    Al Jazeera shuts down London ops, moves sports programming to Doha.

  • Still Top Dog

    Messi stays ahead of Neymar in marketability, Repucom index calculates.

  • New Shoes

    Real Madrid, German footballer Mesut Özil drops Nike for $4.5M deal with adidas.

  • Looking Good

    League Championship club Sheffield an attractive buy, but no bites so far.

  • New Media Man

    ManU hires a Yank, David Sternberg, to head up media operations.

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