Quote of the Day

"You take an iconic name who's now a brand and you add pregnancy to it, you get a happy story."
-- McCarter & English attorney Gary Fechter, on increased sponsorship opportunities for pregnant Serena Williams. (REUTERS, 4/19)
Friday April 21, 2017 Vol. 5 — No. 221 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Sky Falling

    Sky's profits fell 11% in the nine months to the end of March as the European broadcaster "continued to be hit by the rising costs of live Premier League football," according to David Bond of the FINANCIAL TIMES. A £494M ($633M) increase in the cost of the rights caused operating profits to fall to £1.01B ($1.29B), down from £1.14B in the same period last year, "reflecting the fierce competition to show exclusive football games from rival BT."

  • Baby Steps

    Williams' pregnancy likely to increase sponsorships, experts say.

  • The Classics

    Social drives growing share of Clásico value, Nielsen reports.

  • Ups And Downs

    Adidas CEO says operating margin will shrink in China, grow in U.S.

  • Face-To-Face

    Michael Eisner sets date for "personal pitch" to Portsmouth shareholders.

  • A Bad Bet

    Gambling ban could knock top Aussie codes off free TV, nets warn.

  • Needing Space

    FIFA distances itself from controversy over Brazil's World Cup venues.

  • Heated Battle

    AOC under more fire for spending A$6.4M to "sponsorship agencies."

  • Ready To Go

    Leeds Council OKs funding deal for Headingley Stadium.

  • Lagging Behind

    Premier League clubs scolded for lack of progress improving access.

  • Hangin' With ...

    ... Matthieu Fenaert, Octagon Russia Executive Director.

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