Quote of the Day

"The one thing that it does fix in my mind is that it is an old boys club still making decisions at World Rugby."
-- Former South African player Joel Stransky, after the country lost out to France to become host for the 2023 Rugby World Cup despite being the choice of World Rugby. (RTÉ, 11/15)
Thursday November 16, 2017 Vol. 6 — No. 111 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Tennis Anyone?

    Amazon "snatched" the U.K. rights to the US Open in a "major escalation of its move into tennis and British sports broadcasting," according to Ben Rumsby of the London TELEGRAPH. Three months after its "surprise victory" over Sky Sports in the race for the ATP World Tour, the e-commerce company secured exclusive coverage of the final grand slam of the season for the next five years. Eurosport previously held the pan-European rights and announced on Wednesday a parallel extension of that contract but excluding the U.K. and Ireland.

  • French Dip

    France gets the nod to host 2023 Rugby World Cup.

  • Spanish Step

    Israeli Idan Ofer expected to buy 15% stake in Atlético Madrid.

  • Bouncing Back

    Parramatta's financial fortunes brighten after signing jersey partner.

  • Splitting Up

    UEFA unbundles women's sponsorship rights from men's.

  • Coffee Talk

    Chevrolet enlists ManU players for eight-part Twitter talk show.

  • Eyeing A Move

    Formula E will leave London if no Brexit deal on taxes, employment.

  • A Hot Streak

    AFL's Hawthorn Hawks to report 11th straight seven-figure surplus.

  • Land Barons

    Glazers buying up tracts of land around Old Trafford.

  • Closed Case

    UKAD ends "jiffy bag" investigation of Wiggins, Team Sky.

  • Play Ball

    Baseball New Zealand hunting for site to build new stadium.

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