Quote of the Day

"The way this was going to work over time, I would say that for the amount of money we were talking about, it was the biggest no-brainer I've seen."
-- Former GM Global CMO Joel Ewanick, on the carmaker signing a sponsorship deal with ManU. (AUTONEWS, 10/16)
Friday October 18, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 92 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Clubs Cut Ticket Prices

    Away tickets for some EPL fans are being reduced.

    A number of Premier League clubs "are introducing reciprocal deals to reduce the price of tickets for away fans," according to the BBC. Newcastle United has "agreed deals with West Bromwich Albion and Swansea City," while the Welsh club has a further agreement in place with Hull City. Newcastle Finance Dir John Irving said, "We believe the right way to encourage people to attend is to look at charging reasonable prices."

  • Ready To Walk

    French football leagues threaten strike if 75% tax rate is imposed.

  • Cutting The Cord

    Puma drops sponsorship of South African FA over match-fixing claims.

  • Pay For Play

    Russian state TV drops plan to make Sport channel free.

  • Collateral Damage

    Sky earnings drop because of increased spending to fight off BT.

  • New Market

    Russian Premier League hopes to develop new pay-TV market for sports.

  • Home Wreckers

    Liverpool moves ahead with Anfield project, seeks OK to buy last houses.

  • Exit Strategy

    Brazil Sports Minister to resign six months before World Cup.

  • The Desert Leg

    UAE cycling officials hope to host stages in Giro D'Italia.

  • Ground Zero

    Great Britain's '16 Olympics team to set up camp in Belo Horizonte.

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