Quote of the Day

"All sports, but particular the ones that are popular, continue to grow. The demands for them continue to grow."
-- Australian Football League CEO Andrew Demetriou, on his goal to increase the game's int'l broadcast footprint. (SBD GLOBAL, 2/28)
Friday February 28, 2014 Vol. 2 — No. 182 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Risky Business

    ManU has a long road to hoe to remain in this year's Champions League.

    ManU "may face a double challenge to its financial outlook: poor results on the field and rising wage pressure off it," according to Ben Priechenfried of BLOOMBERG. The team must overturn a 2-0 deficit against Olympiacos to stay in this year’s Champions League, and it is 11 points "adrift of a top-four Premier League place that would bring qualification for the elite European tournament next season." Wage costs "are rising," with England striker Wayne Rooney signing a reported £85M ($142M) contract.

  • Leading The Way

    Singapore Sports Hub unveils schedule as HK frets about being left behind.

  • Blackout

    FIFA learns lesson on protecting sponsors from Brazilian cab ride.

  • Listening In

    UEFA considers airing on-field discussions between officials.

  • Growth Spurt

    AFL CEO Demetriou says league hopes to ride popularity to global TV expansion.

  • Forging Ahead

    Neymar controversy won't slow vote on Camp Nou redo, Bartomeu says.

  • Running The Lights

    Overhaul of London traffic rules opens door for Grand Prix in the city.

  • Piece Of The Rock

    Gibraltar FA rolls out plan for 8,000-seat stadium.

  • Head Games

    Violators risk bans, points deductions for breaking NRL's new concussion rules.

  • Drawn In

    Chelsea the latest football club to join "The Simpsons" roster.

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