Quote of the Day

"It's become a bit like wallpaper."
-- M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment CEO Steve Martin, saying that Barclays has done a poor job of exploiting its sponsorship of the Premier League. (London TELEGRAPH, 1/26)
Tuesday January 28, 2014 Vol. 2 — No. 158 Print This Issue

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  • Bank Holiday

    Barclays current deal with the EPL runs through the '15-16 season.

    Barclays is considering ending its £40M ($66M)-a-year sponsorship of the Premier League after senior figures at the bank said it had "zero value" in the U.K., according to Kamal Ahmed of the London TELEGRAPH. The bank’s present deal runs until the end of the '15-16 football season and members of Barclays’ leadership team "are concerned that rapid price inflation for sports rights will mean a much higher amount will be demanded by the Premier League for the next three-year deal."

  • Shoe Shopping

    Arsenal drops Nike, laces up record sponsorship deal with Puma.

  • 'Inside' Move

    NBA, SINA to stream program in China patterned after "Inside Stuff."

  • Getting A Break

    AS Monaco makes deal with French Football League to keep tax break.

  • Expensive Prospect

    Record revenue doesn't save West Ham United from rising debt.

  • Backroom Politics

    "Big Three" cricket councils lobby for four allies in ICC vote.

  • American Classic

    Australia's Seven Network captures rights for Masters.

  • Financial Aid

    Hong Kong government agrees to foot bill for Kai Tak sports complex.

  • Pick Your Spots

    IOC's Bach says athletes should "speak out, not disrupt" at Sochi.

  • Cost Overruns

    Brazil's World Cup stadiums will cost three times budget, report claims.

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