Quote of the Day

"This is going to be a mobile World Cup."
-- Facebook Marketing Exec Carolyn Everson, on marketers' move to online for World Cup campaigns. (BLOOMBERG, 6/3)
Thursday June 5, 2014 Vol. 2 — No. 250 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Leader Of The Pack

    The CIES Football Observatory found in a study that Barcelona's Lionel Messi is the "most valuable player in world football and worth almost twice as much" as Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, according to SKY SPORTS. The "ninth edition of the annual football review has estimated" Messi's value at £161.5M ($270.4M) ahead of second-placed Ronaldo on £85.2M ($142.7M) and Liverpool's Luis Suarez, whose worth is put at £79.4M ($133M).

  • Not Rushing In

    Haas says he will delay F1 launch until '16 to give team time to get ready.

  • Shift In Strategy

    Marketers pouring money into online campaigns for World Cup.

  • Not Buying In

    England will not release players for proposed Women's Int'l Cricket League.

  • Summer Bonus

    Spanish players in line for nearly $1M bonus for World Cup title.

  • Showing The Money

    Latest Times report claims Bin Hammam received millions in "mystery payments."

  • Growing Problem

    Report claims up to 460 European football matches may have been fixed last year.

  • Pay For Play

    Players are big winners in AFL's new equalization plan.

  • Changing The Rules

    America's Cup '17 to race on smaller catamarans, implement nationality rule.

  • Boom Time

    World Cup merchandise a $1B shot-in-the-arm for Bangladesh.

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