Featured Story

ITF President Ricci Bitti Says Men's Tennis Should Consider Four-Set Games

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 17 / 14

International Tennis Federation President Francesco Ricci Bitti said that men’s tennis "should consider four-game sets to combat dwindling attention spans among spectators," according to Josh Burrows of the LONDON TIMES. Ricci Bitti says the sport needs to "make plans for a less glamorous futu...

Read More

Tags: CES, ING, ATT, ACC, GE

More Stories

09/24/13
F1 CEO Says Teams In Trouble

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone said that "two or three" teams are facing financial troubles, according to Roger Benoit of BLICK. Told that "half the field" is struggling to survive amid the economic crisis and spiralling costs, Ecclestone said, "That's not quite right. We are talking about two vulnerable ...

Tags: Franchises, Europe

09/24/13
Arsenal's Yearly Profits Decline

Premier League side Arsenal said that its fiscal-year profit "declined" after it "earned less from selling players and wage costs rose," according to Christopher Elser of BLOOMBEG. Net income fell to £5.8M from £29.6M in the 12 months ending May 31. Revenue rose to £280M from &poun ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom

09/24/13
Alonso's Cyling Team Purchase Collapses

Spanish telecom company Euskaltel said that F1 Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso's " plans to buy Spanish cycling team Euskaltel-Euskadi have collapsed," according to Braden Phillips of REUTERS. Euskaltel said, "We could not reach a definitive agreement. Euskaltel is now obliged, regrettably, to retur ...

Tags: Europe, Franchises

09/23/13
Milan Owner Denies Club Sale Agreement

Serie A side Inter Milan Owner Massimo Moratti "has denied he has reached an agreement to sell a stake" worth almost €300M ($406M) in the Italian club to Indonesian billionaire Erick Thohir, according to the BBC. Moratti has been in talks with Thohir, "part owner" of Major League Soccer club D. ...

Tags: Europe, Franchises

09/23/13
Espanyol Loses Season-Ticket Holders

La Liga side Espanyol has experienced a decline of 2,257 in its number of season-ticket holders since the start of last season, according to EL PERIODICO. Espanyol spokesperson Rafael Entrena attributed the decrease to Spain's economic crisis. This season "is beginning with 26,879 Espanyol season-ti ...

Tags: Franchises

09/23/13
Real Madrid Announces $704M Revenue

During Real Madrid President Florentino Pérez's discussion at Madrid's General Assembly, "economic strength, a growing athletic project and better attention for fans were the points of emphasis" that Pérez discussed with the 950 shareholders in attendance, according to Sergio Valent&ia ...

Tags: Europe, Franchises

09/20/13
Räikkönen 'Has Not Been Paid By Lotus'

F1 driver Kimi Räikkönen "could leave his Lotus team with a bill for millions of pounds in outstanding wages after revealing he has not been paid by the team," according to Kevin Eason of the LONDON TIMES. The depth of the financial crisis in F1 "despite the vast wealth pouring into the sp ...

Tags: Franchises

09/20/13
Hamburg Wants Back In BBL In '14

Hamburg "wants to return to the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) next year after a 13-year hiatus," according to FOCUS ONLINE. The club, called Hamburg Towers, however, "still needs a wild card for the '14-15 season." Club Chairs Pascal Roller and Marvin Willoughby "will apply for such a wild card to Ger ...

Tags: Franchises, Europe

09/20/13
Inter Close To Indonesian Takeover

Serie A side Inter Milan "is edging closer" to a deal with businessman Erick Thohir that would see the Indonesian tycoon "acquire a majority share in the Serie A giants," according to the AFP. Thohir "has been linked with a takeover of the Italian club since last season." Inter President Massimo Mor ...

Tags: Franchises, Europe

09/20/13
HSV Receives $34M Offer From Businessman

Bundesliga club Hamburg SV, which recently fired its head coach and is currently 15th in the standings, "has received an offer from businessman Klaus-Michael Kühne," according to BILD. Kühne, who is the majority owner of logistics company Kühne + Nagel, said that he will provide the H ...

Tags: Franchises, Europe

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug