Quote of the Day

"Of course it remains tense, very tense, but we should look with more optimism."
-- IOC Exec Dir Gilbert Felli, observing that Brazil's success with the World Cup has engendered confidence in Olympic preparations. (AP, 7/8)
Wednesday July 9, 2014 Vol. 3 — No. 10 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Ready To Step In

    ManU will end its 13-year partnership with Nike after this season.

    Adidas is "primed to sign a 10-year deal" to supply ManU’s kit worth in the region of £750M ($1.3B) after rival Nike "declined to match the German company’s offer," according to Roger Blitz of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Months of talks between Nike and ManU to extend its 13-year kit deal ended with a statement from Nike saying the terms on offer “did not represent good value for Nike’s shareholders” and that its relationship "would end after next season."

  • Tax Targets

    Business leaders, athletes to face "tax demands" in HMRC crackdown.

  • Betting Line

    NRL close to banning "star player" as gambling scandal erupts.

  • Foreign Exchange

    Italian businessman Francesco Becchetti buys Leyton Orient.

  • Na Zdorovye

    Russia ends ban on beer ads on sports broadcasts to try and buoy business.

  • Time To Strike

    Aussie Nick Kyrgios fields bevy of sponsorship offers in wake of Nadal upset.

  • A Kick Start

    World Cup contributes "significant boost" to U.K. ad market.

  • Spirited Defense

    Match defends CEO Whelan on ticket-scalping accusations.

  • Growing Pains

    Austria Vienna to expand stadium as part of $62M infrastructure project.

  • Now You See It ...

    Premier League to consider use of vanishing spray after Cup success.

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