Quote of the Day

"I would say that the balance of power is a bit more even than it was five or six years ago."
-- Arsenal Manager Arsène Wenger, saying that Financial Fair Play has leveled the playing field in the Premier League. (LONDON TIMES, 8/2)
Monday August 4, 2014 Vol. 3 — No. 28 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Make It Go Away

    F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone reportedly offers $100M to settle bribery case.

    F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone "is reportedly offering $100M to settle the bribery case against him," according to Klaus Ott of SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG. Ecclestone, accompanied by his lawyers, "negotiated this deal in person with the prosecution on Friday." Neither the defense nor prosecution "commented on the reported deal." Prosecutors have reportedly asked for a payment of €100M ($134M), which "was too much for Ecclestone."

  • Open Season

    Arsenal Manager Wenger says FFP changes will make EPL more competitive.

  • Top Dollar

    MBC pays $1.1B for TV rights to Saudi Arabia's top football league, King Cup.

  • The Big House

    Int'l Champions Cup hits a high with nearly 110,000 attending ManU-Real Madrid match.

  • Football Feud

    Russian Premier League boss reignites feud with Russian Football Union.

  • Filling Warchest

    Adidas plans to spend more than €2B on new marketing effort.

  • Leveling Off

    J.League sponsorship, gate revenue up, but income for clubs is down.

  • Pulling The Plug

    Judge sides with environmentalists, halts Bernabéu expansion.

  • Cutting A Deal

    Ecclestone takes a pay cut to keep Melbourne on F1 calendar.

  • Head Case

    Storelli turns to crowdfunding to push its protective headgear brand.

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