Quote of the Day

"I am nowhere near wealthy enough to compete with Manchester City and Chelsea."
-- Newcastle United Owner Mike Ashley, offering to stand down at the club if a wealthier investor was interested in taking over. (PA, 8/14)
Tuesday August 15, 2017 Vol. 6 — No. 45 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Eastern Influence

    Premier League side Southampton has become the "latest European football club to come under Chinese ownership," according to Ahmed & Massoudi of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Real estate magnate Gao Jisheng "sidestepped a mainland crackdown on overseas acquisitions" to finalize a deal worth about £200M ($259.2M). Southampton Owner Katharina Liebherr confirmed the deal with Gao, who controls Chinese real estate group Lander Holdings.

  • Taking Wing

    Bayern Munich signs Qatar's Hamad Int'l Airport as first sleeve sponsor.

  • Court Date

    CMC Capital offers up to $50M a year for rights to World Team Cup.

  • All-Access Pass

    Amazon Prime doc to chronicle All Blacks '17 campaign.

  • Tumbling Down

    Rugby execs say Allianz Stadium a "deathtrap," demand repairs.

  • Puppet Show

    ManU stars turn out for "bizarre" adidas "Here To Create" spot.

  • Pass The Torch

    Mike Ashley would move aside if wealthier backer wants to buy Newcastle.

  • A Small Piece

    Warriors' owner close to sale but wants to keep "small stake" in NRL club.

  • At Loggerheads

    NRL clubs in standoff over potential rise in salary cap.

  • Ready To Return

    NZ Basketball to decide if Manawatu Jets can rejoin league in '18.

  • Fighting On

    RugbyWA wins injunction to delay cut until Supreme Court weighs in.

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