Quote of the Day

"We can't afford to take our foot off the gas."
-- Pro Rugby Wales CEO Mark Davies, saying the Pro14 needs further expansion to be more competitive with rival competitions. (BBC, 8/18)
Monday August 21, 2017 Vol. 6 — No. 49 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Lay Down The Law

    The Chinese government "has served notice on the country's foreign investment spree in football clubs, skyscrapers and Hollywood as it moves to curb rising levels of debt among domestic companies," according to Richard Partington of the London GUARDIAN. The announcement of restrictions in a range of sectors "follows a buying spree around the globe during which Chinese firms and business tycoons have taken control of assets" including English football clubs Southampton and Aston Villa.

  • Willing To Pay

    NSW premier ready to "commit more" funding to stadium upgrades.

  • Paying The Price

    English clubs could face £100M in compensation for abuse claims.

  • Closing Deals

    Four Bundesliga clubs land new partners ahead of season.

  • Taking Over

    Barnsley in advanced talks with Chinese investor Chien Lee.

  • Hefty Price Tag

    NRL clubs "uneasy" with cost of new digital service.

  • Facing Delay

    Aussie sports lottery plan getting push back from state ministers.

  • Paying Respects

    Barcelona offers tribute to terror attack victims in La Liga opener.

  • A Good Bounce

    British Basketball Federation, BBL strike 10-year license deal.

  • The Hat Dance

    Qatar unveils 40,000-seat World Cup stadium shaped like a hat.

  • In Agreement

    Premier League managers mostly support shortening transfer window.

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