Quote of the Day

"I think I’d been in my office for four days when the Sam Allardyce issue blew up, and I was thinking, 'Crumbs, will I last the first week?'"
-- FA Chair Greg Clarke, on sacking the England manager to start a tumultuous 12 first months on the job. (LONDON TELEGRAPH, 10/3)
Wednesday October 4, 2017 Vol. 6 — No. 80 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Making An Offer

    Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke bid almost £525M ($695.1M) "to buy out Alisher Usmanov, the second-largest shareholder who has tried several times to wrest control of the club," according to Amy Lawrence of the London GUARDIAN. Kroenke owns 67% of Arsenal, while Usmanov has a 30.4% stake. The remaining shares belong to minority shareholders, "many of whom have preserved a small holding for decades, even passing down the generations."

  • Fighting Back

    EPL minnows have votes to reject changes to TV revenue distribution.

  • Around The World

    World Rugby taps IMG to run global licensing, merchandising.

  • Spreading Out

    ManU susses out plan to expand Old Trafford capacity to 88,000.

  • Fruit Forward

    Blass signed as wine sponsor for Rugby World Cup Sevens '18.

  • In The Air

    Irish broadcasters compete for European Champions Cup free-to-air rights.

  • Good For The Game

    FA's Greg Clarke says sacking of women's coach should have come sooner.

  • Danger Zone

    Police find, diffuse bomb near PSG's Parc des Princes.

  • Needing Space

    U.S. GP promoter wants race to be split from Mexico on schedule.

  • Safety Concerns

    Lack of stewards may scuttle Arsenal-Liverpool Christmas Eve match.

  • Village People

    IOC looks to cut costs by reducing "level of service" in Olympic Village.

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