Quote of the Day

"It's absurd because you pay for stickers that are World Cup souvenirs, not to remember World Cup advertising."
-- Brazilian fan Bernardo Brasil, on Panini World Cup stickers including sponsors for the first time. (BLOOMBERG, 5/5)
Wednesday May 7, 2014 Vol. 2 — No. 230 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Spoiling For A Fight

    Man City has reportedly rejected UEFA's proposed FFP sanctions.

    Tensions "are rising" between Man City and UEFA after the club "rejected proposed sanctions including a huge fine and a reduction to the size of their Champions League squad," according to Oliver Kay of the LONDON TIMES. UEFA has proposed that Man City, along with Ligue 1 Paris St. Germain and a handful of other clubs, "agree to a heavy fine -- reported to be a staggering" €60M ($84M) over three years in Man City’s case and "a reduction to the number of players they can register for next season’s Champions League following their failure to meet break-even requirements."

  • Plan B

    FA to consider B-team competition, but opposition is lining up.

  • Bets Are Off

    Change in U.K. gambling regulations could cost EPL clubs $150M.

  • Loose Lips

    BT cuts outside interviews after fans' f-bombs get on the air.

  • Great Outdoors

    World Cup camping outfit offers cheaper alternative.

  • Sticker Shock

    World Cup sticker collectors unglued over inclusion of sponsors.

  • Taking Off

    Russian Premier League club CSKA Moscow signs helicopter maker as sponsor.

  • High Drama

    BCCI responds to Modi election by suspending RCA.

  • The Big Four

    German pay-TV channel Sport1 US wraps up NHL rights.

  • A Hard Line

    Spanish tax authority continues scrutiny of football "elite."

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