Quote of the Day

"Sometimes you can panic when you don't need to. Our game is a great game and it produces great athletes."
-- Cronulla CEO Steve Noyce, on the NRL giving CEO Dave Smith a "war chest" to go after high-profile players at rival codes. (THE AUSTRALIAN, 5/9)
Friday May 9, 2014 Vol. 2 — No. 232 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Best Laid Plans

    BT "beat analysts’ earnings estimates for the sixth consecutive quarter" as the biggest U.K. broadband provider "lured new customers with the promise" of free football and rugby games, according to Amy Thomson of BLOOMBERG. Shares "rose the most in eight months." Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization in the fourth quarter ended March 31 rose 2% to £1.71B from a year earlier, the London-based company said in a statement.

  • Shake Up

    FA proposes radical changes to English football, including EPL B teams.

  • Getting Off Easy

    PSG walks away from FFP violation with $34M fine, report says.

  • Sky's The Limit

    AS Roma marks return to Champions League with Sky Sport Italia kit deal.

  • War Chest

    NRL execs predict funding Smith's talent search could backfire.

  • Diamond Cutter

    German broadcasters not interested in Diamond League rights.

  • Populous Support

    Hamburg residents support bid for 2024 Summer Games, poll claims.

  • Make Some Noise

    F1 expected to unveil louder engines at Spanish GP.

  • Eye In The Sky

    Ex-Leeds chief says CCTV in boardroom was to combat drug use.

  • Hangin' With ...

    Brazil World Cup LOC CEO Ricardo Trade talks about the final push.

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