Quote of the Day

"We know how to relate to fans and create fandom."
-- Australian Football League Commercial Operations Manager Darren Birch, on why the league thought it could grow its brand through participation in esports. (SBD GLOBAL, 5/19)
Friday May 19, 2017 Vol. 5 — No. 241 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • A New Deal

    Formula 1 CEO Chase Carey said that he does not want to negotiate a new Concorde Agreement with the teams when the current one expires in '20 -- and would prefer to set up a new form of open-ended "partnership," according to Adam Cooper of MOTORSPORT. All efforts by the sport's owner, Liberty Media, will be "constrained by the current agreement for the next three years, but Carey is keen to replace it with a system that is less contentious."

  • Closing The Deal

    Olympiakos Owner Marinakis completes Nottingham Forest takeover.

  • Chip Shot

    Schalke replica jerseys will come with payment chip.

  • A Good Call

    Head CEO supports French Open decision to deny wild card for Sharapova.

  • Bumpy Road

    Pro12 plan for club in Houston faces challenges over stadium, support.

  • Landing Rights

    Sky Sports, Seven Network take Women's Rugby League World Cup rights.

  • Coming Back

    Rangers "on course" for record season ticket sales.

  • Taking A Dive

    FA will introduce retrospective diving bans next season.

  • Changing Tack

    Volvo Ocean Race invests $56M to boost appeal to sponsors.

  • Positive Thinking

    Aussie coach Lehmann expects cricket's "warring parties" to settle.

  • Hangin' With ...

    ... Darren Birch, AFL commercial operations manager.

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