Quote of the Day

"Ed Warner has done very little for the sport's depth and breadth and that is a very sad legacy."
-- Jessica Ennis-Hill coach Toni Minichiello, disputing former UK Athletics Chair Warner's assessment that he left the sport in "great shape" when he retired earlier this summer. (LONDON TIMES, 8/3)
Friday August 4, 2017 Vol. 6 — No. 38 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Seeing The Light

    Neymar "is no longer a Barcelona player" after the club accepted a payment of €222M ($263.6M) that activates the Brazilian's buyout clause, "clearing the way for a world-record move" to Paris St. Germain, according to Samuel Marsden of ESPN.com. The deal "had stalled earlier" on Thursday when La Liga "rejected the payment" from the Brazil int'l's legal team, forcing it to travel to Barcelona to "make the payment directly to the club." Sources said that Neymar "is now expected to arrive in the French capital on Thursday night to put pen to paper" on a five-year deal with PSG worth €30M ($35.6M) annually after tax.

  • A Happy Place

    Former Disney CEO Michael Eisner completes takeover" of League One side Portsmouth.

  • A New Policy

    Premiership Rugby keeps Aviva as title sponsor through '17-18 season.

  • In The Limelight

    Success on the pitch is drawing commercial interest in England women's football.

  • More To See

    BBC will air FA Cup qualifying matches for first time.

  • Picking Up Steam

    Adidas revenue booming with resurgence in North America, China.

  • It Takes A Village

    AC Milan plans football academy as part of Milan Village in China.

  • Heating Up

    "War of words" between Aussie football clubs, FFA ramps up.

  • Something New

    R&A, Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation unveil new women's amateur event.

  • Washing Hands

    Bristol Rovers abandon plans for stadium at university site.

  • Hangin' With ...

    ... Alex Prasad, Senior Associate Whitecap Sports Group.

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