Quote of the Day

"It had to come some day, that was accepted, but we never imagined such a painful goodbye, so unrecognizable and so vulgar."
-- AS writer Juanma Trueba, on Spain's ignominious elimination from the World Cup. (ESPN, 6/19)
Friday June 20, 2014 Vol. 2 — No. 261 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Raising The Bar

    The $1B TV deal includes two winter and two summer Games.

    The IOC sold the Japanese Olympic broadcast rights through 2024 "to a TV consortium on Thursday in an eight-year, four-Games deal" worth $1B, according to the AP. The deal "shows increasing Asian and Japanese financial influence in the Olympics." The agreement represents a 61% increase in rights fees from the previous eight-year period.

  • In The Black

    Sochi Games organizers report record profit of $261M.

  • Headline Grabber

    Spain's World Cup elimination leads global sports pages.

  • Drawing Card

    Game Two of State of Origin delivers record ratings for Nine Network.

  • Upping Q Score

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  • The Only One

    Brazilian company is world's largest dedicated to just one club.

  • New Heights

    The World Cup is delivering record ratings around the globe.

  • Star Power

    Former cricketer Gavaskar part-owner of Singapore IPTL franchise.

  • Heading Home

    League Two AFC Wimbledon set to build new stadium in "spiritual" home.

  • Hangin' With ...

    Global charter company Air Charter Service CEO Justin Bowman.

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