Quote of the Day

"It's just bad, and that's it. It's sport, damn it."
-- Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, reacting to the IOC's decision to ban the Russian team from the PyeongChang Games. (WASHINGTON POST, 12/6)
Thursday December 7, 2017 Vol. 6 — No. 124 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Netflix Opts Out

    While "the threat posed to traditional broadcasters by tech giants including Facebook and Amazon is very real," Netflix will not be entering the bidding for live Premier League broadcasting rights, according to Ed Malyon of the London INDEPENDENT. The tender for the '19-22 Premier League rights will go out this month, and "with a number of tech companies boasting deep pockets and a desire to move into live sports, there is some fear at traditional broadcasters that a new bidder could come on the scene and blow them out of the water."

  • Going Live

    Channel 5 to be first to air Premiership Rugby live on free-to-air TV.

  • The Go-Ahead

    AS Roma finally scores approval to build new stadium.

  • New Message

    Marketing outfit Infront unveils new strategy, brand identity.

  • Poking The Bear

    News of ban met with "wave of righteous anger" in Russia.

  • Aye For The Ladies

    NRL to launch six-team women's competition in '18.

  • Playing Together

    W-League to share Sydney derby "spotlight" with men for the first time.

  • Special Delivery

    Shanghai-based marketing agency Mailman partners with Weibo Sports.

  • Wide Support

    PyeongChang supports ban, worries about loss of Russian "star power."

  • Ups And Downs

    RFU open to the possibility of eliminating promotion, relegation.

  • Growth Plan

    EuroLeague execs in talks about expanding league to 18 teams.

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