Quote of the Day

"What is certain is that, if this tax were to be applied in the terms presented, it would be the death of football in France -- let us be clear about that."
-- French Football League President Frederic Thiriez, on the impact France's proposed 75% tax on millionaires would have on the sport. (SOCCEREX, 8/1)
Friday August 2, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 38 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • BT Flips The Switch

    Britain's BT Sport launched its sports TV service on Thursday "in the biggest challenge to the dominance of BSkyB since Rupert Murdoch launched the pay-TV group over 20 years ago," according to Weir & Holton of REUTERS. The former telecom monopoly, which has committed around £1B ($1.5B) to the project, stepped into an arena "where others have failed, invariably outmanoeuvred by BSkyB in the battle for programming and subscribers." But the deep-pocketed, 168-year-old BT has learned "from the master."

  • A Death Knell?

    French Football League chief says 75% tax rate would mean "death" for football.

  • Makin' Copies

    Premier League club Fulham signs sponsorship deal with Brother UK.

  • Not Backing Down

    "Defiant" BCCI boss Srinivasan says he will chair meeting despite court ruling.

  • Calling A Truce

    Mediapro, Prisa reach resolution over Spanish football broadcast rights.

  • Get To Work

    New Olympique Lyonnais stadium gets green light.

  • In The Hole

    Heart of Midlothian debt worse than expected, totals $43M.

  • Fighting For Spot

    Race venues scrambling to stay on F1's ever-changing schedule.

  • Final Countdown

    Coventry City faces liquidation if arena doesn't sign off on CVA.

  • Another Try

    IOC sweetens deal to try and lure Nine Network back to the table.

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