Quote of the Day

"If Argentina beat Brazil, in the final, I'll kill myself. They have Messi and the pope. They can't have everything."
-- Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes, joking about his biggest worry as the city prepares for major int'l events over the next four years. (London GUARDIAN, 6/10)
Tuesday June 11, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 1 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Economic Boost

    Australia and New Zealand have combined to spend $880M on sports sponsorship, a study by Int'l Marketing Reports has found. The report lists and analyzes 1,405 deals in Australia and 257 in New Zealand. It estimates the value of sponsorships at $735M in Australia and $145M in New Zealand. Relative to GDP, the report says that sponsorship spend levels compare favorably with other developed nations.

  • Next Dimension

    Nike, adidas embrace 3D printing to speed up production, development.

  • Leading The Pack

    Marseille is Ligue 1 leader in TV revenue, ahead of Paris St. Germain.

  • Still Beating

    Heart of Midlothian confident of paying $155K tax bill on time.

  • Providing Protection

    Putin signs law allowing FIFA to control commerce in World Cup cities.

  • 12-Step Program

    BCCI launches 12-point initiative to cut corruption out of cricket.

  • Sticker Shock

    Cost for Sochi Winter Olympics visit could be $10K or more.

  • Setting Sail

    McIlroy scores $2.7M windfall from sale of luxury yacht company.

  • Back In Action

    Olympics' Copper Box keeps legacy alive as venue for boxing.

  • On The Bubble

    Popular Canadian GP in jeopardy after government it won't add to funding.

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