Quote of the Day

"The fun will come for Adam when he has to say to the owners that their Monday night game is now scheduled for 9am, to hit China in primetime."
-- NBA Commissioner David Stern, talking about the impact the league's global ambitions will have on his replacement, current Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver. (SBD GLOBAL, 1/17)
Friday January 17, 2014 Vol. 2 — No. 151 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Down, Not Out

    F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone will continue to run the sport on a day-to-day basis.

    F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone "has stepped down from the board of F1, but will continue to run the sport on a day-to-day basis 'subject to increased monitoring,'" following confirmation he is to face trial in Germany later this year, according to Gill & Wise of SKY SPORTS. Ecclestone "will stand trial on bribery charges in a court case that is expected to commence in late April." Ecclestone was "indicted by Munich's state court on charges of bribery and incitement to breach of trust."

  • A Helping Hand

    49ers say organization will help Leeds draw up blueprint for success.

  • Farewell Tour

    NBA Commissioner Stern tells U.K. audience that global expansion key for league.

  • Things Go Better

    Report claims Coca-Cola interested in naming rights for Bernabéu.

  • Coffee Talk

    Dunkin' becomes Liverpool's official tea, coffee and donut partner.

  • Slowed By Debt

    Lotus F1 owner says team has $186M in debt, but future is bright.

  • Heated Up

    Sharapova asks Aussie officials to explain "unplayable conditions" criteria.

  • Inflated Deal

    Pirelli signs three-year extension as exclusive F1 tire provider.

  • The Drain In Spain

    Athletic Bilbao leads La Liga attendance, but economy still hurts ticket sales.

  • Looking Up

    Big Bash proves naysayers wrong with larger crowds, TV audiences.

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