Quote of the Day

"We do not make the price, the market makes the price."
-- Liverpool Manager Jürgen Klopp, after the club paid £75M for Southampton's Virgil van Dijk, the most ever paid for a defender. (LONDON TELEGRAPH, 12/28)
Friday December 29, 2017 Vol. 6 — No. 139 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Playing Defense

    Liverpool Manager Jürgen Klopp "shrugged off the magnitude of Virgil van Dijk's world-record price tag after finally securing his prized defensive target," according to Chris Bascombe of the London TELEGRAPH. Van Dijk will "complete his move to Anfield" on Jan. 1, ending a prolonged chase for the £75M ($100.9M) defender. The fee has taken Liverpool's spending to "another level," eclipsing the existing transfer record of £48M ($64.6M).

  • On The Hunt

    Golf Australia scrambles to replace Emirates as Open title sponsor.

  • Looking To Sell

    Charlton Athletic owner says he's talking to multiple potential buyers.

  • Old Times

    World Rugby enlists former All Black Richie McCaw for World Cup video.

  • Int'l Opportunities

    Goodwood Estate family looks to expand brand beyond U.K. borders.

  • Watching Costs

    Scottish football officials say goal-line tech still "unaffordable."

  • On The Cheap

    Putin backs Aeroflot plan to offer Russian fans 9-cent fares during Cup.

  • Turning 50

    Japanese women's tour maintains popularity with sponsors, fans.

  • Comeback On Hold

    Nadal pulls out of Brisbane Int'l, raising questions about Aussie Open.

  • Up In Flames

    Jual Marichal Stadium in Dominican Republic damaged by fire.

  • Going High Tech

    Cricket Australia develops app for players to report match-fixing.

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