Quote of the Day

"Personally I can't believe soccer was silly enough to say no to us. They should have at least let us in the door and put a price on the table."
-- Penrith Panthers Group CEO Warren Wilson, after A-League CEO David Gallop rejected an offer from the group for the Western Sydney Wanderers. (DAILY TELEGRAPH, 8/21)
Thursday August 22, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 52 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • One For The Books

    Turkish side Besiktas and Vodafone have inked a 15-year, $145M sponsorship deal that "includes naming rights to the Istanbul football club’s new stadium and jersey advertisements," according to the HURRIYET DAILY NEWS. Vodafone Turkey CEO Gökhan Öğüt said, "This is not only Vodafone Turkey's biggest deal, but also the biggest sponsorship deal in Turkish sports history."

  • Attention Grabber

    Study finds Deutsche Telekom most recognized Bundesliga sponsor.

  • Beatle Mania

    Competitor Group takes Rock 'n' Roll series to Liverpool.

  • Richest Deal

    Nigeria football league signs $34M TV rights deal with Supersport.

  • Park Place

    QPR in talks to build stadium as part of $15.7B redevelopment project.

  • Shot Down

    A-League says no to bid from NRL owner to buy Western Sydney Wanderers.

  • Before The Bar

    Essendon coach Hird takes AFL to Supreme Court over doping "ambush."

  • Something New

    Israeli Premier League club offers free tickets, but will charge no-shows.

  • Taking A Side

    Swiss cycling rescinds backing for McQuaid in UCI presidential race.

  • Dramatic License

    Director Ron Howard talks about his upcoming F1 film "Rush."

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