Quote of the Day

"We don’t argue so much about who’s going to have the biggest slice of the cake, which is getting smaller and smaller. We want a bigger cake altogether, so that everyone gets a bigger slice."
-- Int’l Cycling Union President Brian Cookson, on the organization's need to expand its sponsor base. (SBD GLOBAL, 1/22)
Wednesday January 22, 2014 Vol. 2 — No. 154 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Outside Looking In

    South Africa is "highly unlikely to have any joy" in its attempt to prevent the proposals for a shake-up of world cricket -- supported by England, Australia and India -- even being discussed at a board meeting of the Int'l Cricket Council, according to Andy Wilson of the London GUARDIAN. They "have been strikingly snubbed" in the proposals from the ICC's financial and commercial affairs committee, "despite being top of the world test rankings, cast aside by the Big Three among the 'other seven.'"

  • Facing 'Emergency'

    FIFA threatens to drop Curitiba stadium from World Cup because of delays.

  • Commercial Appeal

    UCI's Cookson says cycling needs to develop commercial potential.

  • Long Hard Look

    HSBC considers golf sponsorships with int'l deals set to expire.

  • Not Interested

    Chinese group denies interest in Southampton takeover.

  • On The Prowl

    West Bromwich looks for Indian sponsor to replace Zoopla.

  • Hoisting The Main

    Team New Zealand to train America's Cup crew on Extreme 40 circuit.

  • Taking Control

    Discovery Communications takes control of Eurosport Int'l.

  • In The Dock

    Anelka charged by FA for alleged racist gesture, faces "lengthy" suspension.

  • Summer Magic

    Aussie's winning cricket team puts "major dent" in Australian Open ratings.

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