College sports’ bleak financial future in wake of coronavirus pandemic apparent in AD survey

In fact, Iowa State announced Wednesday a one-year temporary (yet unspecified) reduction in salary to coaches and staff that would save $3 million. A one-year suspension of bonus money will save another $1 million. If not the first, Iowa State became one of the first athletic departments in the country to announce such cuts in […]

Government announces recovery package for beleaguered sports organisations

“We’re certainly talking to those sports and thinking about how they fit within this. There’s no doubt that they’re very affected and while they’ve traditionally had good revenue sources of their own and only had small amounts of government funding go into them relative to their size, we certainly want to think about what’s the […]

Lady Gaga sports fur-trim coat as she swings by Jimmy Kimmel Live! after Oscar win and THAT performance with Bradley Cooper

Triumph at last: Gaga was previously up for best original song in 2016 via ‘Til It Happens To You from The Hunting Ground, losing to Writing’s On The Wall from Spectre

Sylvia Plath, the beekeeper, Leo Tolstoy, the chess player: 5 writers and their fascinating hobbies

-Russian writer and one of the most iconic writers of all times, Leo Tolstoy enjoyed playing chess. Best known for his iconic works like Anna Karenina, War and Peace and novellas, such as Hadji Murad and The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Tolstoy was also an avid chess player. He learned the game as a young […]

Sports Direct urges shareholders to approve £65m bonus for Mike Ashley

Mike Ashley, who owns 62% of the company he founded in 1982, receives no salary or bonus from Sports Direct. The company said this failed to recognise the big part he has played in its success, and that it wanted to grant Ashley 8m shares, which would pay out in July 2018 if financial targets […]

Sports Direct – investors should call Mike Ashley’s bluff

That, at least, used to be the theory at Sports Direct. Founder and executive deputy chairman Mike Ashley didn’t need a salary or a fancy bonus plan because he would gain from the improvement in the company’s value. And what an improvement there has been: as the company points out, the market value has increased […]

Jets inquire about Jadeveon Clowney and Yannick Ngakoue but unlikely to land either pass rusher, per report

According to ESPN’s Rich Cimini, the Jets have checked in with the agents for both Clowney and Ngakoue this offseason, but they are “taking a thrifty approach” to filling a longtime need. General manager Joe Douglas has emphasized “financial discipline” in free agency, Cimini noted, and this week the GM skirted around questions of whether […]

Coronavirus: Belgium’s top soccer league cancels rest of season, declares first-place team champion

The Belgium first division has canceled the rest of its season due to the coronavirus pandemic while declaring Club Brugge as champion for the 2019-20 campaign. The league made the announcement on Thursday after a conference call with the board of directors. Club Brugge, one of the biggest clubs in the country, was leading the […]

FIFA sees ‘duty’ to help as pandemic ravages soccer finances

“The football community around the world is experiencing, to a greater or lesser extent, serious financial problems on account of the coronavirus outbreak,” FIFA said. “This threatens to disrupt and impair the ability of FIFA’s member associations and other football organizations such as leagues and clubs to develop, finance and run football activities at all […]

Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson charity match could happen in May, but PGA Tour has not signed off, per reports

Match II is a real thing. That is, various parties are coming together — Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, their people, Turner — to try to make it happen, according to a source familiar with the plans. Should it materialize, when would this 18-hole match be played? Two weeks before any major league gets back to […]