Quote of the Day

"We have shown the entire world what we are capable of very vividly. If anyone can do better, let them try."
Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee President Dmitry Chernyshenko on taking the Olympic torch on a spacewalk. (R-SPORT, 11/10)
Monday November 11, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 108 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • BT Pays Big For Champions League

    BT Sport has changed the landscape with its $1.4B Champions League rights deal.

    BT has "achieved its biggest sporting coup yet over Sky," winning the rights to show Champions League football matches in a £900M ($1.4B) deal, according to Mance & Thomas of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The deal, announced on Saturday, "strikes at the heart of two decades of football broadcasting dominance by Sky." However, "it is likely to raise questions about whether BT is paying too much for sports rights," to which it has now committed nearly £2B ($3.2B).

  • Fact From Fiction

    FIFA's Blatter says no to co-hosts, winter start for 2022 World Cup.

  • On The Prowl

    The South African FA begins search for new sponsor after parting with Puma.

  • Not So Friendly

    Spanish Football Federation faces heat for friendly in Equatorial Guinea.

  • Olympic Freeze

    Munich opts not to bid for 2022 Winter Olympics after lack of public support.

  • Feeling The Pinch

    The Lawn Tennis Association announces significant cuts in elite player funding.

  • Performance Based

    German Handball VP wants to scrap national team player allowances.

  • Laying Down The Law

    Drug cheats face tougher bans under new code formed at World Conference on Doping.

  • After Further Review

    Badminton becomes the latest sport to adopt a video replay system.

  • Back For Seconds

    India will host the 2018 men's field hockey World Cup for second time in eight years.

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