Quote of the Day

"Partnerships are something that we are focused on and are more easily established when you have a significant fan base in the country."
-- Liverpool CCO Billy Hogan, on one of the commercial goals for the club's U.S. tour. (SBD GLOBAL, 8/1)
Friday August 1, 2014 Vol. 3 — No. 27 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • World Cup Bubble Burst

    Adidas shares "fell by a record after the world’s second-largest sporting-goods maker slashed its full-year profit forecast, bursting euphoria around the German company less than a month after its national team’s victory in the World Cup," according to Aaron Ricadela of BLOOMBERG. Adidas said that profit this year "will miss its forecast" by at least €180M ($241M). The shoemaker and apparel maker "scrapped a long-standing growth target for next year, citing a slump in demand for golf supplies in North America combined with turmoil in Russia."

  • Two Masters

    Liverpool has to balance season preparation, expanding brand on U.S. tour.

  • Paying Off

    BT reports profit for quarter, but looming EPL negotiations "cloud" outlook.

  • Old Is New

    India's Star Sports scores 22 million viewers for Pro Kabaddi League opener.

  • Carry The Vote

    Valencia shareholders vote to sell 70% of club to Peter Lim.

  • Money Ball

    Soaring TV revenue changes the way Premier League clubs do business.

  • Making His Mark

    Cristiano Ronaldo in legal tussle with Rhode Island man over CR7 trademark.

  • Tumbling Down

    Anfield redevelopment hits milestone as last two houses are razed.

  • Taking Charge

    Korean business exec Cho Yang-ho elected head of PyeongChang committee.

  • Hangin' With ...

    NBA India Managing Dir Yannick Colaco talks hoops on the subcontinent.

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