Sporting Intelligence

  • Former Liverpool suitor Kenny Huang to face media at Global Sport Summit

    By Nick Harris 22 September 2010 Kenny Huang, the New York-based Chinese businessman who showed an interest in bidding for Liverpool (historic Huang stories here) before ending his interest without explanation on 20 August, is still scheduled to appear at a major sports conference in London next month, where the media will be given the […]

  • More popular than God: Ronaldo, Messi, Federer and Kobe (but not Beckham)

    By Nick Harris 2 August 2010 Cristiano Ronaldo is the world’s most popular athlete in all of global sport according to new research by sportingintelligence to coincide with Facebook reaching the landmark of 500m active users. Social networking is increasingly important in the promotion and marketing of sports stars and teams. Thus Facebook, now the […]

  • Canadiens back at top of attendance charts as NHL crowds dip by two per cent

    By Pete Wilson 20 April 2010 The NHL has followed the NFL in registering a season-on-season decline in crowds according to a sportingintelligence analysis of NHL attendances for the 2009-10 regular season. But just as the NFL’s drop in numbers was small given the severity of the recession (a one per cent drop), so the […]

  • Arsenal’s Kroenke in surprise bid for total control … of the Rams

    By Nick Harris 13 April 2010 Stan Kroenke, the billionaire American sports franchise owner who is also the single largest shareholder in Arsenal, decided in the early hours of this morning (late Monday, US time) to make a bid for complete ownership of the St Louis Rams NFL franchise, in contravention of widespread belief he […]

  • Kroenke bides his time as Lady Nina puts Arsenal stake on the market

    By Nick Harris 13 April 2009 Lady Nina Bracewell-Smith is believed to be seeking around £100m for her 15.9 per cent stake in Arsenal, for which she is seeking buyers via Blackstone, the New York-headquartered global investment and advisory firm. That would value each of her 9,893 shares at just more than the market rate […]

  • NFL has ‘fairest’ pay distribution among the world’s major sports leagues

    By Nick Harris 2 April 2010 Average pay across America’s NFL differs less between its richest and poorest teams than in any other major sports league in the world, according to sportingintelligence’s Annual Review of Global Sports Salaries, published today. The study calculates pay at more than 200 teams across 10 leagues including in the […]

  • Iconic Monday night (NFL) football coming to ESPN in the UK

    29 March 2010 ESPN will add exclusive coverage of the NFL’s ‘Monday Night Football’ to its TV schedules in the UK from September. Viewers of ESPN – which has been growing its pay-TV base by acquiring live Premier League rights in recent times – will be able to see 17 games per season. More here […]

  • Yankees on top in global pay review, Premier League in the shade

    By Nick Harris 28 March 2010 The New York Yankees are the best-paid team in global sport measured by average first-team wages, ahead of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Chelsea and basketball’s Dallas Mavericks, according to the inaugural Annual Review of Global Sports Salaries (ARGSS), to be published this week by sportingintelligence. The average first-team pay at […]

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