Quote of the Day

"I am only inflexible until I hear a better idea."
-- Channel Nine CEO David Gyngell, saying he would not favor changing the schedule for the very successful State of Origin until an alternative is proposed that would increase revenue. (SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 6/23)
Tuesday June 24, 2014 Vol. 2 — No. 263 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • No More Bending Rules

    A fiscal reform passed by the Spanish government will "change a regulation for foreign athletes known as the 'Beckham law,'" according to Francisco Núñez of EL MUNDO. The law "will no longer allow professional athletes" to pay a tax rate of 24% instead of the rate of 52% required for other Spanish citizens earning annual salaries of €300,000 ($408,000) or more.

  • Out For Bids

    Barclays' chance for EPL sponsorship dims as league plans auction for rights.

  • Saving Face

    FA won't bid for Women's World Cup because of bad blood with FIFA.

  • Fixing Sting

    Ghana FA president caught up in match-fixing exposé.

  • Binge Building

    Saudi king commissions 11 "world-class," 45,000-seat stadiums.

  • Selection Time

    Serie A officials will meet to divvy up broadcast rights.

  • Inside Moves

    ASADA charged with "reneging" on deal to save Essendon players from suspension.

  • Cancelled Debt

    Messi makes $30M payment to Spanish tax authority.

  • Better Option

    Nine boss says no change in Origin schedule until better "alternative" found.

  • Taking A Bet

    French Football League to investigate 87 players for betting on games.

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