Quote of the Day

"We’re prepared to chip our dogs and it doesn’t seem to harm them, so why aren’t we prepared to chip ourselves?"
-- World Olympians Association CEO Mike Miller, calling for the use of microchips in athletes to help find drug cheats. (LONDON GUARDIAN, 10/10)
Thursday October 12, 2017 Vol. 6 — No. 86 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Banner Year

    Barcelona is "on course to become the world’s highest earning sports club," with record revenues of £804M ($1.06B) forecast for the financial year '17-18, according to Michael Kelleher of SKY SPORTS. Those revenues are boosted by the sale of Neymar to Paris St. Germain for a world-record transfer fee of £198M. Barcelona CEO Òscar Grau said, "We're presenting figures for this season which are the highest of any club in the world. No other teams -- not even in the NBA or the NFL -- reach these numbers."

  • Doubling Up

    Serie A doubles int'l TV rights in deal with IMG.

  • Cats People

    "Powerhouse" Geelong Cats CEO predicts club will only break even.

  • Lucky Sevens

    Underwriters Laboratories backs Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018.

  • Going To Court

    A-League clubs prepare league action against FFA over congress makeup.

  • Going To Sea

    A-League's Mariners extend sponsorship deal with Dyldam.

  • Calling The Bluff

    ARU did "backflip" on Force offer after Forrest met its "impossible" terms.

  • Prime Numbers

    Premier League steers clear of "ratings war" with "Dancing," "X-Factor."

  • Holding The Line

    Aussie government defends demand for visas for CWG competitors.

  • Opening Talks

    New training ground for Leeds United gets council hearing.

  • Chips With That?

    WOA exec wants athletes microchipped to help detect drug cheats.

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug