Quote of the Day

"Those who lost their lives and those who fought on their behalf and on behalf of survivors, you are the real true inspiration for us."
-- Liverpool Manager Brendan Rodgers, speaking at Anfield during a ceremeony remembering the Hillsborough victims. (LIVERPOOL ECHO, 4/15)
Wednesday April 16, 2014 Vol. 2 — No. 215 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Payment Plan

    The French Open has increased its total prize money to near $35M.

    French Open singles champions will get a record €1.65M ($2.3M) each, "with first-week losers receiving the biggest raise as the tennis tournament responds to players’ demands for more even prize money," according to Danielle Rossingh of BLOOMBERG. The tournament "has lifted prize money for its singles champions" by 10%, while losers in the second, third and fourth rounds will get as much as 25% more. The increases "are part of a four-year plan to increase players’ pay" by €10M ($13.8M) through '16.

  • Spreading Its Wings

    Singapore Airlines to replace SingTel as Singapore Grand Prix sponsor.

  • Mic'd Up

    Aussie football refs to wear microphones for A-League finals broadcasts.

  • City Life

    Annual survey finds Man City has highest-paid roster in global sports.

  • Day Of Remembrance

    Liverpool players, coaches, fans gather at Anfield for Hillsborough tribute.

  • Winning The Bid

    Brookfield Multiplex-led consortium wins Perth Stadium contract.

  • Nearing A Sale

    La Liga club Valencia gets 'positive' bid from Russian investor.

  • Sweet Spot

    Formula E boss eyes U.S., Asia for growth and investment.

  • Ebb And Flow

    Italian football attendance down 6%, but Serie A crowds up 2.7%.

  • Pleading Its Case

    U.S. firm 'confident' in EU complaint over Nürburgring sale.

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