Quote of the Day

"I am the master of my social media. I am captain of my voice."
-- Aussie Olympic Gold Medalist Torah Bright, saying she will defy the Australian Olympic Committee's ban on social media in Sochi. (THE AUSTRALIAN, 1/6)
Monday January 6, 2014 Vol. 2 — No. 142 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • TV Rights Still Climbing

    The market for global sports rights will hit £16B ($26.3B) in '14, a rise of 14% on last year, "as demand for top-flight European football and Major League Baseball entices hefty investments from broadcasters," according to Jennifer Rankin of the London GUARDIAN. Deloitte said in a report that "it saw no end to the rush for premium sports rights, with revenue growth driven by new broadcast deals for the English Premier League, Germany's Bundesliga and U.S. baseball."

  • Loosening The Reins

    Russian president eases restrictions on protests during Winter Games.

  • Fakin' It

    FIFA president wants players pulled off the pitch for diving.

  • Acquisitions Mode

    Belgian businessman Duchâtelet takes over Charlton, eyes Spanish side Alcorcón.

  • Sounding Off

    Aussie athletes outraged by AOC's new social media policy.

  • Keeping The Peace

    Brazil unveils 10,000-member security force to handle World Cup protests.

  • The Friendly Skies

    Brazil will try and add foreign carriers to ease World Cup flight crunch.

  • Portuguese Star Dies

    Football figures pay tribute to Hall of Fame footballer Eusebio.

  • Sweeten The Deal

    Copa Libertadores will pay out 95% of broadcast revenue to clubs.

  • Contract Extension

    Paris St. Germain renews kit deal with Nike through '22.

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