Quote of the Day

"They are doing this to seek sustainable revenue streams from the investments that will provide currency inflows in 10, 20, 50 years' time when the oil and gas is gone."
-- Salford University professor Simon Chadwick, on Seikh Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan's motivation for building his global football organization. (FINANCIAL TIMES, 12/8)
Monday December 11, 2017 Vol. 6 — No. 127 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Big Spenders

    Chinese Super League clubs "are in a combined debt" of more than £450M ($602M), an audit by accounting firm PwC revealed, according to Seth Vertelney of GOAL. The report "is likely to raise more questions about the sustainability of a league that has made headlines with its massive spending in recent seasons." Players like Oscar, Hulk, Carlos Tevez, Alex Teixeira and Ramires have moved to the CSL in recent seasons for "massive transfer fees."

  • Night Move

    Premier League matches set for Saturday night TV for the first time.

  • Open Season

    Channel 9 opts out of deal to ensure final bid for cricket rights.

  • Taking Flight

    Etihad Airways partners with Team England for Commonwealth Games.

  • Empire Builder

    Man City's owner making good on play to build global football dynasty.

  • Fine Tuning

    BCCI to tweak schedule to land more broadcast bucks.

  • Making A Splash

    Women's BBL season opens with records for crowds, TV viewing.

  • Catching The Wave

    Bayer 04 Leverkusen signs FIFA player to move into esports.

  • Time For Change

    Sheffield United proposes "major makeover" for historic Bramhall Lane.

  • Coming Back

    Super Rugby side Western Force to be back in action in '18.

  • Forcing Change

    EU orders ISU to change rule that threatens lifetime bans.

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