Quote of the Day

"Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand traditionally have stronger support for the teams that come here."
-- Total Sports Asia Exec VP of Media Julian Jackson, on why Premier League teams didn't schedule games in China during this year's tour. (AFP, 8/1)
Thursday August 1, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 37 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • China Connection Missed

    The Premier League's top sides went on tours of Asia this month in six countries or territories, but there was "one glaring omission: mainland China," according to the AFP. EPL CEO Richard Scudamore said many businesses see the fast-developing country as "the holy grail," but he didn't "quite see it in the same way." Football and marketing experts said that there "were a number of commercial, logistical and sporting reasons for staying away."

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  • Italian Fare

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  • Hearing The Call

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  • The Long Haul

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  • A Long Day

    Ferrari ponders return to 24 Hours of Le Mans in '15.

  • Out Of Proportion

    Sauber Principal Kaltenborn insists team was never in danger of folding.

  • Sweetened Offer

    Ricoh Arena offers cut in rent to lure Coventry City back.

  • The Home Front

    ManU fans fight Glazers to "protect" future of Old Trafford.

  • STAR Treatment

    IOC awards Sochi, Rio rights for seven Asian countries to STAR India.

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