Quote of the Day

"Inevitability means certainty -- there is gathering momentum. It's probably a 50-50 bet."
-- Deputy CEO Gillon McLachlan, on the Australian Football League breaking its taboo against playing games on Good Friday. (AAP, 11/1)
Friday November 1, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 102 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • A Cool 2 Mill

    BT has signed up more than 2 million customers for its new sports channels, "marking early success in its battle with BSkyB," according to Daniel Thomas of the FINANCIAL TIMES. However, the costly launch of BT Sport and the acquisition of sports rights for the channels "weighed on earnings at BT, which is embroiled in a big gamble to win high spending TV and broadband customers against rival BSkyB."

  • Vive La Tax

    French president doesn't back down on 75% tax for football clubs.

  • Slow Finish

    Predictable campaign leaves F1 scrambling to increase viewers, rights fees.

  • A Good Location

    Tottenham stands to benefit from controversial development project.

  • Going Dark

    Sportitalia goes off the air, LT Media will step into the breach.

  • Taking A Pass

    Big brands not interested in sponsorship deals with teen golfer.

  • Under The Stars

    A-League will continue All-Star game with sights set on Serie A Juventus.

  • The Fine Print

    Olympics financial payoff doesn't always live up to the bidding hype.

  • Favorable Ruling

    Spanish tax officials tell court Messi didn't manage his own income.

  • A Made Man?

    Birmingham City Owner Yeung testifies he's not connected to Triads.

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