Quote of the Day

"People talk about a rainy day. Well it was raining and we sought shelter."
-- NZRU CEO Steve Tew, on the organization tapping into its cash reserves to survive the economic downturn. (REUTERS, 3/25)
Wednesday March 26, 2014 Vol. 2 — No. 200 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • The End Of The Line?

    Premier League sponsor Barclays downsizing its sponsorship operation "strongly points to the bank pulling out of their flagship football contract when it expires in two years’ time," according to Charles Sale of the London DAILY MAIL. Barclays "are understood to be closing down the sponsorship office in Northampton which has been the focal point of their Premier League operation" since sister company Barclaycard backed the competition from '01-04.

  • Hit The Road

    Indian Supreme Court tells BCCI's Srinivasan to step down or it will force him out.

  • The Good Fight

    Manchester-based Umbro in talks with ManU to take kit deal away from Nike.

  • The Silver Screen

    Mexican movie chain to screen 30 World Cup matches in theaters.

  • Public Space

    Spanish public broadcaster TVE will air La Roja Euro '16 qualifiers.

  • The Plot Thickens

    FIFA ethics investigator Michael Garcia survives palace coup.

  • Second Chance

    German football leagues will launch secondary ticket market in the fall.

  • Changing Direction

    Li Ning adjusts focus to mid-tier markets, sportswear categories.

  • Taking The Bet

    Only five AFL clubs turn profit without revenue from poker machines.

  • Cost Overruns

    World Cup host city threatens to drop matches due to lack of funding.

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