Quote of the Day

"Every league that booms needs one, two or three beacons that excel at the national level and which have international appeal."
-- Dortmund Managing Dir Hans-Joachim Watzke, calling for strategic partners to help the club close the gap on its rivals. (BLOOMBERG, 7/28)
Tuesday July 29, 2014 Vol. 3 — No. 24 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Scandal Good For Sponsors

    The Tour de France "is a bargain for sponsors, courtesy of Lance Armstrong," according to Danielle Rossingh of BLOOMBERG. The event "could once demand large investments from potential backers." Hilversum, Netherlands-based sports marketing consultant Frank van den Wall Bake said that tainted by doping scandals, "sponsoring a team has become 50 percent cheaper."

  • Serious Shirts

    Premier League clubs rack up a record $325M in shirt sponsorships.

  • Rock'n Run

    Rock 'n' Roll Marathon to test Latin American market with race in Mexico City.

  • Rock The House

    Wildly successful Commonwealth Games sevens sets stage for Rio.

  • A Bon Voyage

    German city of Münster, Kazakhstan want to host Tour de France Grand Depart.

  • Back On Track

    Rio Games organizers say preparations are on course to hit target dates.

  • Keeping Up

    Borussia Dortmund seeks new investors to boost salaries, keep up with rivals.

  • It Lives

    Spanish judge orders Messi tax evasion trial to go ahead.

  • Island Escape

    IRB rule change opens door to major "shake-up" in Pacific rosters.

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