Quote of the Day

"We are seeing a huge black market with prices of up to 300 percent above face value."
-- FIFA legal counsel Imran Patel, on the organization's battle to keep World Cup tickets off the black market. (AFP, 12/16)
Monday December 16, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 132 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Ashley In A Kit Snit

    U.K. retailer Sports Direct's billionaire founder Mike Ashley is "threatening to build a hostile stake in Adidas as a row escalates over the supply of Premier League football kits," according to Oliver Shah of the SUNDAY TIMES. Ashley has indicated that Sports Direct could "start buying shares to exert pressure on the German sportswear manufacturer after it refused his shops access to next season's replica Chelsea strip."

  • Dropping Price

    IMG suitors winnowed down to three, reported price now under $2B.

  • Going It Alone

    Red Bull will back Munich action sports event to replace X Games.

  • Going All In

    Arsenal majority shareholder Kroenke adds to stake in club.

  • Costly Subscription

    British viewers pay most for premium pay-TV services.

  • Deadly Day

    Brazil's World Cup woes continue as worker killed in fall at stadium site.

  • Partnering Up

    Channel 4 begins search for production partner for Rio Paralympics.

  • In The Black

    FIFA investigating 130 companies over black market World Cup tickets.

  • Back In Action

    South African sports "return to normal" after Mandela funeral.

  • Show Of Support

    IOC putting up more than $22M to fight doping, match-fixing.

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