Quote of the Day

"It is too unsafe for Sky, whether it is owned by Disney or Fox, to rely on a wholesale arrangement with BT to deliver sport to its customers."
-- Mediatique analyst Mathew Horsman, on Sky holding on to rights to the Premier League in the next round of bidding. (FINANCIAL TIMES, 1/2)
Wednesday January 3, 2018 Vol. 6 — No. 140 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Sticker Shock

    Everton confirmed the costs of its proposed stadium at Bramley Moore Dock have “escalated significantly” and the club now intends to move for the start of the '22-23 season, according to Andy Hunter of the London GUARDIAN. Everton in November agreed to a 200-year lease on the waterfront site with owner Peel Land & Property Ltd. Funding and planning permission are "expected to be in place" early this year.

  • Counting Costs

    Chelsea reports losses from year without Champions League play.

  • A Bold Plan

    MCC could sell Lord's for £2.5B, use proceeds to build new ground.

  • Jumping The Gun

    Nike leaks news of Coutinho's transfer to Barcelona by mistake.

  • Still In The Hunt

    Disney-Fox deal not seen as a deterrent to Sky football bidding.

  • Happy New Year

    Brasileiro clubs Vasco da Gama, Cruzeiro ink sponsorship deals.

  • Going To The Races

    Bookmaker Smarkets will back 240 events in first move into horse racing.

  • Power Play

    Aston Martin in talks with F1 teams about supplying engines.

  • Plan B

    Wolff says Mercedes could create a "B-team."

  • Home Teams

    ECB won't link T20 league clubs to home cities, counties.

  • Heat Wave

    A-League execs explore options for weekend matches because of heat.

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