Quote of the Day

"I do believe the World Cup is safe, but I have to do a lot of preventative work to make sure the World Cup will be safe in the future as well."
-- FIFA Security Chief Ralf Mutschke, on the threat of match-fixing at the Brazil World Cup. (BLOOMBERG, 3/14)
Monday March 17, 2014 Vol. 2 — No. 193 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Joining Forces

    The Premier League "has strengthened its links with its most important overseas market" by signing a cooperation agreement with the Asian Football Confederation, according to the PA. The agreement was signed by Premier League CEO Richard Scudamore and AFC President Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa. It will see the EPL continue to operate its Premier Skills coaching program in AFC countries, "while the two bodies set up joint marketing initiatives involving their member clubs."

  • Deal Breaker

    Murder charge costs Pistorius yet another sponsorship deal.

  • Experience Counts

    Lloyds exec says Brazil should seek sponsorship advice from London team.

  • A Sure Thing

    21st Century Fox exec Hill says live TV will leave stadiums empty in future.

  • Integrity Of The Game

    FIFA says World Cup matches could be impacted by match-fixers.

  • Singing The Blues

    Greek government hits sports federations with another round of cuts.

  • Price Hike

    Singapore rolls out pricey TV ticket for World Cup matches.

  • Hoop It Up

    Japan Basketball Association to launch pro men's league in '16-17.

  • Funding Boost

    German Interior Ministry set to increase elite sport funding by $11M.

  • Lights Out

    F1's Russian Grand Prix to be held during day, Ecclestone says.

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