Quote of the Day

"I don't know why some clubs are trying to divide and conquer. We've got an agreement."
-- North Queensland Cowboys Chair Laurence Lancini, coming down on the side of the NRL clubs that are opposed to raising the salary cap. (SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 8/15)
Wednesday August 16, 2017 Vol. 6 — No. 46 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Closing The Window

    Premier League clubs are reportedly set to take a "landmark decision to bring in their own transfer deadline" that would ensure the window "shuts before the start of the season," according to Martyn Ziegler of the LONDON TIMES. The issue is on the agenda for the next meeting of Premier League chairs on Sept. 7 and sources close to the negotiations "are confident that the vast majority of the 20 clubs will vote for the change."

  • A Safe Bet

    Betting replaces booze in Premier League shirt sponsorship deals.

  • Topped Up

    All-England Club takes out £175M loan for new roof, other improvements.

  • Women's Place

    Korean companies riding coattails of winning women golfers.

  • Getting Attention

    Aussie broadcasters intrigued by AFL's new competition.

  • Commercial Appeal

    EPL newbie Huddersfield Town signs slew of sponsorships.

  • Screen Grab

    Melbourne City becomes first A-League club to sign esports player.

  • Opposite Sides

    NRL pay deal in doubt as split between clubs over increase in cap grows.

  • Peace Mission

    Russia opens info center in London to help allay fears of World Cup hooligans.

  • Facing Inflation

    Transfer fees of £100M-plus will be commonplace by '25, PwC says.

  • Campaign Season

    FFA CEO David Gallop a "shock candidate" for ARU's top job.

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