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The World's Most Valuable Sports Brands 2013

The Forbes Fab 40 consists of the 10 most valuable sports brands in each of four categories–businesses, events, teams and athletes.<p>How do you place a value on a brand? This is SportsMoney. So we don’t use polls/surveys or complex formulas that exist in some black box. We use the most important …

Real Madrid May Cash In With $10 Million A Year Microsoft Stadium Deal

Real Madrid is already the most valuable sports team and team brand in the world. But a a deal with Microsoft could make the Spanish soccer team much richer if a report in a Spanish newspaper is accurate.<p>El Confidential is reporting that Microsoft chairman Bill Gates is negotiating to attach the …

How Barcelona Is Cashing In On Its Global Brand

Spanish soccer power FC Barcelona is among the valuable sports team brands in the world and recently reported stellar financial results for 2012-13 season.<p>On the latest edition of the YES Network’s Forbes SportsMoney Javier Faus, a member of Barcelona’s board, spoke about how the iconic soccer team …

Criticism of England Manager Roy Hodgson Is Systematically Flawed

At least since the 1960s, football has been a game of systems. Even those with supreme individual skills are part of an overall structure.<p>It’s a truth many seem reluctant to acknowledge, as though they believe that the game at the highest level is played with the abandon of a kick-about in the …

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Eli Manning's interception nightmares continue as Giants lose to Bears

New York Giants fall to 0-6 with 27-21 defeat by the Chicago Bears featuring three more Eli Manning interceptions<p>As Peyton Manning enjoys a spectacular start to the season, his little brother Eli is suffering his worst.<p>The Chicago Bears extended the New York Giants' miserable start to the NFL …

World Cup 2014 qualifiers: 10 things to look out for

1) One more point for Belgium<p>To the delight of hipsters across the land, or at least the social media landscape, Belgium are almost there. All they need to do to reach their first World Cup since 2002 is to draw in Croatia, a tall order admittedly, but Belgium's manager, Marc Wilmots, has said that …

James Richardson's European football papers review – video

This week's delve through the Euro football papers reveals controversy in Italy, as rival ultras unite against Milan's closed stadium punishment. There's also baldness jokes in Germany at Nuremberg's potential Christian Gross appointment, international eligibility concerns over Diego Costa and …

Guardian sport on Twitter: "Good news for England fans: the Premier League's English players are improving http://t.co/DNosEzJGQJ By @WhoScored http://t.co/Ps9Ifi0UNC"

Will the international break end some La Liga careers?

The international break means just one thing in Spain. Actually it means two. It means desperately contrived stories from the metropolitan media …

Soccer

Liverpool's Game Plan For Commercial Success

The upshot of my interview with Ian Ayre is that the managing director of Liverpool is set on making the iconic English soccer team’s business as big as its brand.<p>Liverpool has made great strides since being purchased by John Henry‘s New England Sports Ventures for $477 million from Tom Hicks and …

Alex Ferguson Created $385M In Value For Manchester United

Sir Alex Ferguson, who has announced his retirement as manager of Manchester United, created more value for the team he led than any other head coach in history I can think of. By my estimation Ferguson is responsible for $385 million, or 11%, of the publicly traded English soccer team’s current …

Soccer's Most Valuable Teams: At $3.3 Billion, Real Madrid Knocks Manchester United From Top Spot

For the world’s most valuable soccer teams, success means turning victories on the pitch into dollars at the bank.<p>No team has done this as well as Real Madrid, which has usurped Manchester United’s long-held title as the most valuable soccer team in the world. This year marks the first time since …

The World's Most Valuable Sports Agencies 2013

In 1996, Creative Artist Agency (CAA) client Tom Cruise introduced the world to the sports agency business with his award-winning turn as Jerry Maguire. A decade later, CAA, one of the world’s most respected talent agencies, would itself delve into the business of representing professional …

Manchester United Gets In Bed With Putin

England’s most valuable soccer team has cut a sponsorship deal with Russia.<p>Manchester United announced today a five-year partnership with Aeroflot. The Moscow based international airline will become the Club’s Official Carrier. The partnership marks the team’s first commercial venture in Russia …

Real Madrid Scores Record Revenue And Team's Value Increases To $3.4 Billion

Real Madrid is now worth $3.4 billion, according to my math, $100 million more than we valued the Spanish soccer team in April. The boost in RM’s value secures its spot as the most valuable sports team in the world for now, although Manchester United are right behind them. The publicly traded …

Barcelona vs. Real Madrid: 5 Early Thoughts on the 1st Clasico This Season

El Clasico. Barcelona vs. Real Madrid. Spain vs. Catalonia. Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo. This truly is one club game that has it all.<p>More subplots than any TV thriller, the football is almost secondary to the chaos that surrounds this fixture—and what a fixture.<p>Since May 2, 2009, when Barca …

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Mesut Özil loves life in London after settling in at Arsenal

German Mesut Özil talks about driving on the left-hand side of the road, his responsibility with Arsenal and his 'X-Factor' initiation<p>Germany star Mesut Özil has admitted he is loving life in England having been given the full support of the Arsenal players and staff.<p>The former Real Madrid …

Real Madrid Makes Ronaldo Highest Paid Soccer Player With $200 Million Deal

Two of the world’s most valuable sports brands–Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo–have come to terms on a five-year, $206 million contract that will keep the Portuguese striker with the Spanish soccer team through the 2020 season.<p>In our most recent take on the world’s most valuable sports brands, …

Manny Pacquiao Lost $100 Million By Not Fighting Floyd Mayweather

A few years back Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao were negotiating terms of a fight that would could have been the most lucrative boxing match of all time. It never happened because Pacquiao would not agree to Olympic-style drug testing.<p>Pacquiao’s decision cost him dearly.<p>Showtime Networks …

Texas A&M Football And The Secret To Managing Elite Talent

Texas A&M University head football coach Kevin Sumlin knows that success can be a leader’s worst enemy. For prosperous organizations and winning teams, nothing halts progress like taking for granted that one’s past victories will continue into the future. Leaders like Sumlin are imminently aware …

Arsene Wenger: 5 skills for 5-a-side

If you had the choice of anyone in the world to teach you to play 5-a-side football, who would it be? How about Arsene Wenger, he man whose teams …

John Beck, long-ball guru, takes key FA coaching role

John Beck, one of the more infamous football managers of the past 30 years, has been taking a prominent role in the Football Association's programme to bring through the next generation of coaches.<p>Beck, known for his almost obsessive devotion to route-one tactics, is being employed by the FA to …

UEFA may change Championship format

Greg Dyke's England vision backed by Hugh Robertson

<b>Football Association chairman Greg Dyke is taking the right approach to improving the England side, according to Sports Minister Hugh Robertson.</b><p>Dyke has set the national team the target of reaching the Euro 2020 semi-finals and winning the 2022 World Cup.<p>"Greg Dyke has quite correctly worked out …

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Greg Dyke risks strengthening Premier League with English player project

The early signs for Greg Dyke's Football Association commission into the declining number of English footballers playing for Premier League teams are sadly, in a nutshell, not encouraging. The FA's new chairman, the tiggerish former journalist, was straining at his own resolve to say little of note …

England squad in good shape

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State of the Game: How UK's world football map has changed

<b>Foreign footballers now appear in almost two thirds of minutes played in the Premier League - and here you can see exactly where they come from.</b><p>A BBC Sport study has calculated the total minutes played by each nationality in the English top flight, Championship and Scottish Premiership so far this …

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