Quote of the Day

"This is why Olympians used to perform naked."
-- Elle Deputy Editor Damien Woolnough, on Australia's green Commonwealth Games uniforms that feature "spinnaker-sized lapels, cement-coloured slacks and hokey, seemingly hand-knitted, jumpers." (THE AGE, 6/4)
Friday June 6, 2014 Vol. 2 — No. 251 Print This Issue

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  • Alibaba Plays Ball

    Evergrande Chair Xu Jiayin, left, and Alibaba Founder Jack Ma toast at a signing ceremony in Guangzhou on Thursday.

    E-commerce group Alibaba has agreed to buy 50% of Chinese Super League club Guangzhou Evergrande, the "latest in a string of acquisitions by the Chinese ecommerce giant" ahead of a "blockbuster" U.S. listing later this year, according to Charles Clover of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Alibaba has spent more than $6B over the past 12 months as it "shifts its focus from ecommerce to more diverse areas with deals aimed at bolstering its appeal ahead of its keenly anticipated initial public offering." Alibaba Chair Jack Ma said that the company will pay $192M for the stake in Evergrande.

  • Bang For The Buck

    EPL pays the best, Deloitte study finds, but Germany, Spain get most for the money.

  • New Player

    Eurosport enters $960M bid for rights to Serie A matches.

  • Beat Goes On

    Brazil's Neymar the lead in Beats by Dre's new World Cup commercial.

  • Friendly Skies?

    Brazil poses "triple whammy" of challenges for air charter operators.

  • Building Steam

    UEFA's Platini joins call for re-vote if bribery charges are proven.

  • Buyers' Market

    Deutsche Bank in talks with Borussia Dortmund for 10% stake in club.

  • Filing Paperwork

    Liverpool applies for approval to start work on Anfield expansion.

  • New Frontier

    BBL, England Basketball launching new women's league in U.K.

  • Hangin' With ...

    Life in the fast lane with Williams F1 Senior Communications Manager Sophie Ogg.

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