Quote of the Day

"The U.S. is the sports marketplace par excellence. It is the place where any global spectacle must prove its worth."
-- Spanish Football League President Javier Tebas, on the league's strategy to claim a place in the "American sporting landscape." (London TELEGRAPH, 8/3)
Tuesday August 5, 2014 Vol. 3 — No. 29 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • The Common Good

    Spain’s top-flight clubs "are close to securing an agreement to sell their TV rights collectively" from the start of the '16-17 season in an attempt to mirror the success of the Premier League and prevent another decade of dominance by Real Madrid and Barcelona, according to Rory Smith of the LONDON TIMES. Between '05-13 Real and Barcelona "won every title and signed a raft of the world’s best players." In no small part, that disparity "was down to La Liga’s clubs selling their broadcast rights on an individual basis."

  • Tough Sell

    Sponsors struggling to optimize Commonwealth Games exposure.

  • Hold Please

    Order delaying Bernabéu expansion delays unveiling of new stadium sponsor.

  • 'Dangerous' Liaisons

    BBC's Lineker calls for restrictions on alcohol, betting sponsorships.

  • Friend With Benefits

    Businessman Kühne keeps Bundesliga club Hamburg SV afloat with $33M loan.

  • New Territories

    NASCAR hires IMG to spearhead global media effort.

  • Launching Pad

    IOC's new digital Olympic network could launch as early as next year.

  • Home Field

    Mexican baseball team picks site for stadium, expects to move in for '16 season.

  • Making History

    Costa Ricans celebrate Real Madrid's $13M signing of goalie Keylor Navas.

  • Force Reduction

    German state to cut back on police presence at "low-risk" matches.

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