Quote of the Day

"Our research says our brand recognition in Australia is now very high. (The sponsorships) are no longer necessary."
-- Emirates Corporate Communications, Marketing & Brand SVP Boutros Boutros, on why the carrier is pulling out of its Australian sports sponsorships. (THE AUSTRALIAN, 12/28)
Thursday December 28, 2017 Vol. 6 — No. 138 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Rethinking Strategy

    One of the world’s biggest sport and major event sponsors, Emirates, will "dump its decade-long partnership with golf’s Australian Open," according to Nick Tabakoff of THE AUSTRALIAN. Emirates also may withdraw from Victoria’s Spring Racing Carnival altogether, as it "puts its key Australian sponsorship arrangements under the microscope" for '18 and beyond.

  • The Home Team

    NBL, BA hope to bring Aussie NBA stars home for int'l match.

  • Show Of Support

    Scottish side Heart of Midlothian gets £125,000 a month from fans.

  • Star Treatment?

    Ronaldo says Spanish tax officials treating him differently than Messi.

  • Shining A Light

    Documentary "Icarus" played "key role" in exposing Russian doping.

  • Premier Price

    Brighton & Hove Albion lost £29.2M in campaign for promotion to EPL.

  • Record Breaker

    Tottenham's Harry Kane delivers hat trick to set EPL goal record.

  • Timed Out

    Toto Wolff says Mercedes wanted to supply McLaren with engines.

  • Opening Up

    CSL rule change opens door for Hong Kong players to play on the mainland.

  • In The Daylight

    ECB boss says day-night Ashes test in England for '19 is "unlikely."

  • Looking Back

    2017 in Review: A look at the year's hits and misses.

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