Quote of the Day

"Money always matters in professional soccer."
-- Eastern Dir Peter Leung Shou-chi, on the Hong Kong Premier League club offering players $130,000 bonuses for winning a cup title in the league's inaugural season. (SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST, 8/25)
Tuesday August 26, 2014 Vol. 3 — No. 44 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • A Spending Spree

    ManU's signing of Angel Di Maria pushes its transfer spending past $280M this summer.

    ManU's record-breaking £63.9M ($106M) capture of Angel Di Maria will take its "spending this year" to £170M ($282M), according to David McDonnell of the London DAILY MIRROR. ManU has not "finished yet, with a week left before the close of the transfer window." Di Maria, who will earn £190,000 ($315,000) a week on a five-year contract, will become the "latest player to join" Manager Louis van Gaal's "Old Trafford ­revolution as the club become the biggest spenders in Europe this year."

  • On The Payroll

    RFU puts England's World Cup winning women under contract.

  • Barroom Brawl

    Sky sparks "outrage" by upping cost for bars to air Bundesliga matches.

  • Cleaning Up

    NRL side Cronulla faces uphill challenge to sign on new sponsors.

  • Pickup Game

    St. Petersburg football club Zenit rolls out new basketball operation.

  • Still The King

    Roger Federer still commands the lion's share of tennis sponsorship pie.

  • The Jets Set

    Ashley one of several EPL owners with designs on A-League Newcastle Jets.

  • The Cheap Seats

    Cost for Bundesliga standing tickets increase by up to 51%.

  • Just Say No

    Essendon Bombers' players reject AFL offer of reduced doping bans.

  • Building Blocks

    Kazakh club FC Aktobe has government backing for new 32,000-seat stadium.

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