Media Notes: Real Madrid Coach Takes Legal Action Against Journalist
Real Madrid Coach José Mourinho "has taken legal action against a journalist at the sports daily Marca following an article published on Monday. The Portuguese's lawyers published an extract of a letter in Thursday's Marca that said: "(Roberto) Palomar ... referred to our client as 'the type of person who would flee after knocking someone down.'" The newspaper said that Mourinho has demanded the article be rectified and €15,000 ($19,500) in damages that he will donate to the local football team for which his son plays (REUTERS, 9/20). ... The Professional Squash Association is breaking new ground by launching the first squash iPhone app. Key features include results, rankings, tournaments (previous, current and upcoming), draws, news and video clips. Followers will be able to watch events live on SquashTV, and live scores direct from major events will also be available shortly (PSA).
BROADCAST RIGHTS: Australian Schools Rugby Union Thursday announced Fox Sports 3HD & 3 will broadcast live the Australian Schools vs. New Zealand Schools Test on Oct. 6. The 2012 Australian Schools tour squad left the country Wednesday for a five-game tour (ARU). ... Int'l Cycling Union (UCI) and int'l sports marketing company Infront Sports & Media have announced an agreement for broadcast coverage of the UCI Road, Track, Mountain Bike and BMX World Championships as well as the UCI Track Cycling World Cup for the years '13-16. Infront will become the UCI’s exclusive agency to distribute the federation’s media rights globally, with the exception of the U.S. and Japan (Infront).