Quote of the Day

"I don't think the goal of FIFA is to be loved by the world."
-- FIFA General Secretary Jerome Valcke on the criticism enveloping football's governing body ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. (BLOOMBERG, 6/26)
Friday June 28, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 14 Print This Issue

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  • Sky's The Limit

    Next year's Premier League season will see broadcasters Sky, BT square off.

    Sky will broadcast its first free-to-air live EPL football match on the opening day of the new season "amid its escalating battle with BT Sport," according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. As part of a revamped schedule, it will show its 5:30pm Premier League kick-off live on August 17 "as well as a Football League match live at lunchtime as part of a new show called FL72." The "bold move is an attempt to spike the guns of BT Sport," which has spent £738M ($1.1B) over three years securing the rights to 38 live matches per season.

  • Paying The Bills

    Lionel Messi is reportedly nearing a $20M agreement with Spanish tax authorities.

  • A New Ride

    Mark Webber is leaving F1 to drive for Porsche's team at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

  • British Pay Bump

    British Open prize money has been bumped by $381K to $8M for 2013.

  • Slippery Ground

    Wimbledon groundskeeper "100 percent" happy with surface despite slips, falls.

  • Body Blow

    BoxNation has acquired the rights to broadcast September's Mayweather-Álvarez bout.

  • Pay Cut

    Spanish Football League to cut salaries by 15% hoping to put dent in $5B debt.

  • One On One

    Sochi Organizing Committee president talks about the Games' impact, high costs, weather concerns.

  • What's In A Name?

    Scotland's newest top division football league to be called The Premiership.

  • Looking In The Mirror

    FIFA General Secretary Jerome Valcke admits the governing body has an image problem.

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