Quote of the Day

"Natural grass needs sunlight, air circulation and rain. It's not multiple choice, it needs all three."
-- Etihad Stadium CEO Paul Sergeant, responding to a call from Channel Seven to permanently close the stadium's roof to improve broadcast quality. (THE AGE, 8/6)
Thursday August 7, 2014 Vol. 3 — No. 31 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Setting The Stage

    The rivalry between Nike and adidas is once again reshaping the commercial landscape of European football, according to Repucom and PR Marketing's latest Kit Supplier Report. Shirt sales in Europe continue to be big business for kit suppliers. Approximately 13 million shirts were sold by the 98 clubs of the top five European football leagues last season.

  • Joing The Crowd

    Bayern Munich's Karl-Heinz Rummenigge calls for FFP in Bundesliga.

  • A TV Deal

    German public broadcaster MDR near deal with Erzgebirge Aue.

  • Resign The Field

    England may be sole bidder for Euro 2020 finals as Germany ponders withdrawal.

  • Slowing Down

    Channel 4 Racing looking for way to stop decline in viewers.

  • Buyer's Remorse

    F1's Ecclestone says he was "an idiot" for settling for $100M.

  • New Digs

    Mexican Football Federation leaving Mexico City for new facility in Toluca.

  • Going For Gold

    Panasonic hopes to make $1.5B on high-tech gadgets tailored to Tokyo 2020.

  • Walking Away

    Longtime English football ref Howard Webb quits to take technical director job.

  • What They're Saying ...

    Sports, political leaders weigh in on whether Russia should keep the World Cup.

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