Quote of the Day

"The gap between the richest teams and the rest in soccer is widening."
-- Barcelona University Accounting Professor Jose Maria Gay on European football's $2.2B transfer market. (BLOOMBERG, 9/1)
Tuesday September 3, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 59 Print This Issue

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  • The Real Deal

    Fans shop for Gareth Bale jerseys Monday in Madrid.

    The transfer window's "longest-running saga finally ended on Sunday" when EPL Tottenham Hotspur forward Gareth Bale joined Real Madrid for a "world transfer record fee" of €100M ($132M), according to Mike Collett of REUTERS. To the "relief of almost everyone involved," Tottenham, Real Madrid, Bale and Tottenham Chair Daniel Levy issued statements saying that the deal was done, "with just the formality of a medical in Madrid to come on Monday, transfer deadline day." The fee eclipses the previous record of €94M that Real Madrid paid for Cristiano Ronaldo from ManU in '09.

  • Online Ally

    Football League partners with YouTube to deliver free online content.

  • Calming Fears

    Octagon VP says Confederations Cup protests sensationalized by media.

  • Construction Issues

    Russians add to Zenit Stadium work force amid complaints of delays, cost overruns.

  • Home Stretch

    Tokyo, Istanbul, Madrid make final arguments for right to host 2020 Summer Olympics.

  • Super Sunday

    England's Channel 4 signs two-year deal to broadcast the NFL's Super Bowl.

  • Fair Warning

    UEFA boss warns European clubs to heed Financial Fair Play or go to court.

  • For A Good Cause

    German punk band raises $500K at fundraising concert for DEL club Dusseldorf EG.

  • Room For Growth

    The newly launched Indian Badminton League seeks growth, addition of four new teams.

  • Having A Heart

    More than 7,000 supporters have pledged money to cash-stricken Scottish Hearts.

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