Quote of the Day

"It’s Red Bull. They don’t do anything normal. They put a man in space and say, ‘Let’s jump you out and we won’t call NASA.’"
-- Florida Wings for Life World Run Race Dir Zoltan Polgar, on the Red Bull-sponsored race's unique global format. (SBD GLOBAL, 5/2)
Friday May 2, 2014 Vol. 2 — No. 227 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Where The Money Goes

    Queens Park Rangers had a higher wage bill last season than Atlético Madrid.

    The London Guardian's annual review of Premier League clubs' annual accounts showed that EPL clubs "paid their players and other staff a record" £1.8B in '12-13, up 11% on the previous year. Players earning multi-million pound salaries "were again football's clear financial winners," in a year when the clubs made a record £2.7B combined income, yet nevertheless made a loss overall, of £291M.

  • Big Bang

    Azerbaijan hits sponsorship jackpot with Atlético Madrid's Champions League run.

  • Grand Finale

    A-League final expected to pull in more than 250 million viewers.

  • Dropping Out

    U.S.-based investment firm GEM withdraws bid for Valencia.

  • Deep In Debt

    J.League Division 2 club could lose license if it can't cover outstanding debt.

  • The Big Leagues

    "Ambitious" Azerbaijan to host first F1 race in '15.

  • Off And Running

    Red Bull launches Wings for Life World Run with unique global format.

  • Changing Luck

    J.League club Vegalta Sendai sells naming rights to "jinxed" stadium.

  • 'Jewel' Unveiled

    Saudi King Abdullah opens $507M sports complex in Jeddah.

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