Quote of the Day

"If you can persuade millions to watch golf, chess is going to be an easy sell."
-- Media entrepreneur Andrew Paulson, who is promoting chess as the next breakout sports competition. (FINANCIAL TIMES, 11/5)
Wednesday November 6, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 105 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Slim Sells Olympics Rights

    Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim's telecom company América Móvil has agreed to sell the exclusive rights to Mexican broadcasts of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games "to government-owned television channel Canal 22," according to Dolia Estevez of FORBES. Slim's spokesperson, Arturo Elias Ayub, declined to "say how much Canal 22 will pay for the rights, arguing that 'it’s a private deal.'" Elías didn’t say if the agreement "includes the broadcast rights for the 2016 Summer Games, which América Móvil also owns."

  • Willing To Pay

    Messi rejected summer trade even after adidas offered to share cost.

  • Taking A Chance

    Beijing announces it will bid to host '22 Winter Olympics.

  • Star Struck

    STAR TV India sinks $3.2B into revamp of sports channels.

  • Head Game

    Entrepreneur Paulson pushes chess as next breakout sport.

  • #Three Million

    Arsenal first Premier League club to hit 3 million Twitter followers.

  • Shopping Early

    FIFA says nearly 900K tickets sold in first round of World Cup sales.

  • Concerns Of Unrest

    Soccerex conference in Brazil called off because of "civil unrest."

  • Player Protection

    Unions want tougher rules regarding players who suffer concussions.

  • Empty Feeling

    Handball organizations to investigate poor attendance at Supercup.

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