Quote of the Day

"I'd rather wake up to headlines reading 'Rosell won't let kids in' than ones saying 'Rosell was responsible for a kid's death.'"
-- Barcelona President Sandro Rosell, on his decision to not allow an estimated 40,000 kids under 7 from entering Camp Nou without tickets. (MARCA, 10/16)
Thursday October 17, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 91 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Commercial Appeal

    Reality TV shows "draw the largest interest from advertising agencies," but sports are a close second, according to Charlotte Willis of the HERALD SUN. Channel 9's "The Voice" was most expensive, with the finale getting $150,000 for a 30-second spot, but nabbing second this year was the Australian Football League Grand Final on Channel 7. The "epic grudge match" between Hawthorn and Fremantle grabbed A$135,000 ($129,000) per spot. A close third was the National Rugby League Grand Final on Channel 9 at A$100,000.

  • Social Conscience

    Serie A club AS Roma using social media to attract fans, expand base.

  • Blame It On Rio

    England will set up World Cup home base by the beach in Rio.

  • Feat Of Clay

    Fox Int'l picks up French Open rights for slew of Asian territories.

  • Double Standard

    Aussie world champ says women face Catch-22 with sponsorships.

  • Play Ball

    Int'l baseball's Fraccari talks about baseball's future, missed bid, drug testing.

  • Watching The Kids

    Barcelona president defends decision to bar kids without tickets.

  • Close The Window

    FIFPro president says January transfer window should be limited.

  • School Days

    Liverpool unveils plan for football academy in India.

  • Ace In The Crowd

    Storied club Kettering saved from closure by crowdsourcing website.

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