Quote of the Day

"Our game is on a great trajectory that no other sport in this country is on."
-- Football Federation Australia CEO David Gallop, claiming football has eclipsed other Aussie codes. (THE AUSTRALIAN, 12/19)
Thursday December 19, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 135 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Change Of Landscape

    Emanuel's belief that he can cut costs with IMG and WME allowed for a larger bid.

    William Morris Endeavor and Silver Lake Partners on Wednesday announced the acquisition of IMG Worldwide from Forstmann Little & Co. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but sources valued the purchase at $2.4B. The deal immediately turns WME into a major player in sports by adding IMG's sports consulting, college, tennis, golf and media businesses to its portfolio. It also gives Forstmann Little a significant return on the $750M that the private equity firm spent on IMG in '04.

  • Driving A Deal

    V8 Supercars signs record TV deal with Ten Network, Fox.

  • Paying For Success

    New Zealand's best Olympic sports, basketball benefit from funding hike.

  • Payment Plan

    NRL could give Cronulla Sharks five years to pay off $1M fine.

  • Beating The Odds

    Barcelona Circuit chief says F1, MotoGP still lucrative despite recession.

  • Growing The Game

    FIFA says it has invested $200M in development projects in '13.

  • 'Unstoppable' Force

    FFA CEO takes potshot at cricket, says football is Aussie's top game.

  • Slow And Steady

    Rio's Olympics golf course construction stays under the radar.

  • Going Old School

    Novak Djokovic names six-time Slam winner Boris Becker as new head coach.

  • Delivering A Message

    Obama officially out of Sochi, selects two gay athletes for U.S. delegation.

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