Quote of the Day

"We should have no baseball. For human reasons, for the children who are dying for lack of food and medicines."
-- Former Caracas Lions Manager Alfredo Pedrigue, after Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro said he was giving $10M to the country's professional baseball league. (LONDON DAILY MAIL, 10/4)
Thursday October 5, 2017 Vol. 6 — No. 81 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Not For Sale

    Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov "released a statement saying he is not about to sell his shares" to majority shareholder Stan Kroenke after he "made a bid to take full control of the club," according to Jack Austin of the London INDEPENDENT. Reports suggested Kroenke Sports Enterprise UK was "set to offer" almost £525M ($695.1M) to "buy the 18,695 shares held by Usmanov's Red and White Securities Limited." Usmanov has previously made a formal £1B ($1.32B) "bid to buy Arsenal, which led to a statement" from KSE UK in May "re-affirming their position that the 'shares are not, and never have been, for sale.'"

  • Turned Away

    Premier League's "Big Six" rebuffed on play for increase in TV revenue.

  • Playing Offense

    American Airlines focuses on gridiron game for London sports lounge.

  • First Step

    Financier Amanda Staveley has preliminary talks on Newcastle takeover.

  • Game Players

    Lagardère Sports signs on as title sponsor for SBJ/SBD esports conference.

  • The Long Haul

    Leaders: Portsmouth boss Eisner says hire and fire approach is "insane."

  • Love Of The Game

    Leaders: Oakland's Billy Beane says baseball draws top business talent.

  • Rainy Days

    ECB, MCC to test using temporary canopy to play on in the rain.

  • Sideline Warning

    A-League gets the OK to trial red, yellow cards for coaches.

  • On The Outside

    Russian stadium puts seats outside to host World Cup matches.

  • Taking Action

    Sam Allardyce sues FA over being sacked as England manager.

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