Quote of the Day

"The English got used to hot temperatures during the colonial era."
-- Brazil Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo, responding to English complaints about playing World Cup matches in the "energy-sapping" Amazon heat. (LONDON TIMES, 5/7)
Thursday May 8, 2014 Vol. 2 — No. 231 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • The Reign In Spain

    A pair of La Liga clubs -- Real Madrid and Barcelona -- are the top two most valuable fooball clubs "for the first time since Forbes began ranking" them, according to Mike Ozanian of FORBES. Real Madrid generated $675M in '12-13, the "most in the history of the sport." It is now worth $3.4B, 4% more than a year ago. Barcelona posted a revenue of $627M and is worth $3.2B, up 23% from last year. ManU is the third most valuable team.

  • Inside Position

    Adidas in "pole position" to sign ManU to kit deal.

  • Break Through

    French Ligue 2 club Clermont names Helena Costa as first woman manager.

  • The A List

    TEN Sports signs three-year deal for A-League rights.

  • Spending Limits

    Russian legislature prepares bill requiring salary cap in Premier League.

  • Ready To Buy

    Spanish telecom Telefónica offers Prisa $1B for Canal+.

  • Soldiering On

    Sochi GP officials vow race will not be stopped by Ukraine crisis.

  • Holding Ground

    Rangers reject King, fan group, say they will never turn over Ibrox.

  • Passing Grade

    Brazil's Estadio das Dunas gets high marks on third World Cup test.

  • Making Headway

    Spanish football clubs cut tax debt by €200M in '12-13 season.

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