Quote of the Day

"I suppose this is just about the world's worst kept secret."
-- R&A CEO Peter Dawson, on the official announcement of Royal Portrush hosting the 2019 Open Championship after weeks of media reports. (REUTERS, 6/16)
Tuesday June 17, 2014 Vol. 2 — No. 258 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Bull Market For Ads

    The FIFA World Cup will provide a $1.5B "boost to the global advertising market" in '14, as "large television audiences, rolling online news and pages of press coverage drives media consumption," according to Arif Durrani of CAMPAIGN LIVE. TV "is set to benefit the most," but this year’s football tournament in Brazil is "also living up to the hype of being the most 'social' World Cup, with brands spending more of their advertising budgets on social media activity than ever before."

  • The First Time

    Royal Ascot takes Qatari company Qipco as first sponsor in 303 years.

  • Road Trip

    Open Championship to make stop at Northern Ireland's Royal Portrush.

  • Fashion Appeal

    Adidas "furious" as contracted England players wear Nike off pitch.

  • A Second Look

    FIFA adjusts how goal-line decisions replayed after France-Honduras confusion.

  • Language Issues

    British World Cup broadcasters criticized for poor English skills.

  • Getting Attention

    World Cup draws strong ratings in Germany, Australia, Japan.

  • Football Season

    Australia's Seven Net will put NFL on free-to-air TV for next five years.

  • Drink Up

    Scottish football fans want return of alcohol, safe-standing areas.

  • Bad To The Bone

    FFA to cordon off A-League's "most rowdy supporters" in hooligan crackdown.

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