Quote of the Day

"This is sort of a novel issue of sport. What happens when a tyrant of state becomes a titan of sport?"
-- "Real Sports" correspondent David Scott, on how Chechen dictator Ramzan Kadyrov is using MMA for political gains. (SBD GLOBAL, 7/18)
Tuesday July 18, 2017 Vol. 6 — No. 25 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Taking Control

    Wimbledon will take over from the BBC next year as host broadcaster of its tournament as "part of the changing media landscape," according to Charles Sale of the London DAILY MAIL. The All England Lawn Tennis Club is setting up Wimbledon Broadcasting Services, which will have "control of all TV cameras for the first time." This will "suit perfectly the private members club," which can now dictate what is shown on screen."

  • Mowed Down

    Nike lauds Federer's Wimbledon win with "Get Off My Lawn" ad.

  • War Games

    "Real Sports" follows Chechen dictator's use of MMA for political gain.

  • Patched Up

    Virgin Media adds sleeve sponsorship to Southampton deal.

  • Looking Up

    Puma hikes full-year forecast again as sales, profit surge.

  • Team Building

    Former cyclist Jérôme Pineau to launch Pro Continental racing team.

  • On New Front

    Mary Gu Shuhang named CEO of new CAA China unit.

  • Lucky Sevens

    Chinese organizers say planned sevens tournament will be "richest ever."

  • Turned Down

    Trust rejects new proposal by Wakefield Trinity stadium developer.

  • New Rival

    Pressure turned up on Silverstone as new bid emerges "from the shadows."

  • Int'l Expansion

    U.S.-based GolfNow to open new £1.1M office facility in Belfast.

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