Quote of the Day

"It's not the first time there has been a disagreement between the broadcasters."
-- NRL Dir of Marketing & Commercial Paul Kind, on the legal row between Nine and Fox Sports over who has rights to the league's Sunday matches. (DAILY TELEGRAPH, 10/2)
Thursday October 3, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 81 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • In The Cheap Seats

    Spain's economic crisis "has not left football's side," according to Sara Massa of EL CONFIDENCIAL. Although "Real Madrid and Barcelona are managing millions, the rest of the teams are trying to confront debts and be up to date on their accounts." One measure that some clubs have taken is "lowering prices of tickets for this season." The best example has been Villarreal, "which has offered its cheapest season tickets for a La Liga season in franchise history," starting at €100 ($136).

  • Pay Hike

    Australian Open boosts '14 payout to record $30.8M.

  • The Dotted Line

    Serie A Inter Milan owner says deal to sell club will be done "within week."

  • Shaping Up

    Adidas turns to fitness experts to whip Reebok back into shape.

  • Cost Overruns

    Construction costs for Sochi F1 circuit jump from $200M to $340M.

  • Safety First

    Construction on Curitiba World Cup stadium halted because of "safety risk."

  • Broadcast Wars

    Fox Sports, Nine battle over rights to National Rugby League final.

  • Torpedoed

    Robertson: Blatter "deliberately scuppered" England's World Cup bid.

  • Stealth Mode

    Russia vows security during Sochi Games will be "unnoticeable."

  • The Old Boss

    Ferguson tells Rose that Glazer family was "always supportive."

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