Quote of the Day

"Our aim is not to make a barrier -- or iron curtain -- between the KHL and the NHL."
-- KHL President Aleksandr Medvedev, on the Russian-based league's desire to attract top players from from the NHL. (N.Y. TIMES, 9/3)
Wednesday September 4, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 60 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • The Final Tally

    Germany's Mesuit Özil signed with Arsenal this week in a transfer from Real Madrid.

    FIFA announced on Tuesday that there were 10,454 int'l football transfers in '13 worth a total of $3.36B, an increase of 29% from last year. Declared commission paid to club intermediaries was up 20% to $169M. Most transfers saw players move from Portugal to Brazil and from Argentina to Chile. The streams with the highest total transfer compensation were from Spain to England ($227M) and from Italy to England ($148M).

  • Feeling Its Oats

    Kontinental Hockey League opens season with "confidence, momentum."

  • Deadline Day

    BBC's transfer deadline coverage draws near-record audience.

  • The Other Football

    Absolute Radio buys rights for NFL season, Super Bowl.

  • Marketing Muscle

    Real's new signee Bale a potential "gold mine" for ad contracts.

  • Peace Talks

    Israeli, Palestinian football leaders look to ease tensions.

  • Finding A Prince

    Saudi prince buys 50% stake in League One Sheffield United.

  • A High Note

    Jacques Rogge leaves IOC in "sturdier shape" but big issues loom.

  • Royal Reception

    Buckingham Palace to host first football match as part of FA's 150th celebration.

  • Double Dipping

    Brose Baskets Bamberg extends deals with Lotto Bayern, printing company.

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