Quote of the Day

"As we know, the rich and powerful can fund the explosion but those who can't are just bankrupting themselves just trying to keep up."
-- Brisbane Lions Football Dir Leigh Matthews, calling on the Australian Football League to cap football-department spending. (THE AGE, 1/29)
Wednesday January 29, 2014 Vol. 2 — No. 159 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • On A Record Run

    The Bundesliga recorded its ninth straight turnover record during the '12-13 season, continuing its lasting growth with €2.17B ($3B) and topping its previous year's amount by 4.4%. The Bundesliga recorded €383.5M in operative profits, the highest of all time. Seventeen of 18 clubs were profitable.

  • Playing The Field

    ManU opens talks with adidas, Warrior, Puma on potential record kit deal.

  • Southern Exposure

    Nike signs five-year deal to sponsor South African football.

  • Wearin' The Green

    Irish Rugby Union signs $27M kit deal with Canterbury.

  • Offering More

    Fox Int'l to increase live coverage of Bundesliga in Asia.

  • Turned Down

    Portugal's media regulator turns down Sport TV structure.

  • Selling A Slice

    Lotus F1 team sells 10% stake to Russia's Yota Devices.

  • Fans Score Win

    Arsenal listens to Liverpool fans and keeps ticket prices low.

  • Cutting Expectations

    Deutsche Bank downgrades ManU shares after high-priced signing of Mata.

  • Power Grab

    ICC proposal to increase power for "big three" finds support.

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