Quote of the Day

"Boycotting a prestigious international sports event has a distinctively Cold War feel to it. This will sting the Russians far more than anything the EU will do on finance this round."
-- Eurasia Group Head of European Analysis Mujtaba Rahman, on the growing support for a boycott of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. (FINANCIAL TIMES, 9/2)
Wednesday September 3, 2014 Vol. 3 — No. 49 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Counting Up The Cost

    Radamel Falcao's loan move to ManU was the "major deadline day signing" as Premier League summer spending hit a record £835M ($1.38B), according to the BBC. The Colombian striker's £6M ($10M) switch, Daley Blind's £13.8M ($23M) move to ManU and the club's sale of Danny Welbeck to Arsenal for £16M ($26M) "helped set the new landmark." Overall deadline day spending was down £55M ($91M) to £85M ($140M) compared to '13.

  • Swans Song

    AFL's Sydney Swans enjoy $14M windfall from sponsorship deals.

  • Growing Empire

    Gazprom reportedly set to pay $132M for Serbian football club.

  • Go West

    Seven West adds Magic Millions to growing stable of sports rights holdings.

  • Taking Action

    EU diplomats "actively considering" World Cup boycott to pressure Putin.

  • Pirates Sunk

    London cops bust HQ of illegal EPL streaming operation.

  • Out Of Control

    Sky could face Ofcom probe after transfer coverage aired swearing, sex toy.

  • Investor Issues

    Ecclestone says New Jersey GP doomed when investors pulled out of deal.

  • Asian Legacy

    Planned Asian Cup renovations will leave "lasting legacy" in ACT.

  • Bad Timing

    Rangers chairman complains he's underpaid as club slips closer to administration.

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