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  • 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 […]

  • EXCLUSIVE: Lib-Lab-Tory agreement on sport: ‘Federer to win Wimbledon’

    By Nick Harris 22 April 2010 The Minister for Sport, Gerry Sutcliffe, and his counterparts in the Liberal Democrats and the Conservative Party, Don Foster and Hugh Robertson, have revealed key ideological differences in their approach to the governance and organisation of sport in Britain in an exclusive series of interviews for sportingintelligence, but they […]

  • 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 […]

  • Ballesteros tips Tiger Woods for comeback Masters win

    By Nick Harris 23 March 2010 * * Seve Ballesteros has tipped Tiger Woods to overcome the pressures heaped upon him by the recent turmoil in his private life and says the American has a “good chance” of winning the Masters next month. Ballesteros, 52, a five-time Major winner with three Opens and two Masters […]

  • Tiger Woods “to discuss past and future” on Friday

    17 February 2010 Tiger Woods will make his first appearance in public on Friday since the car crash in November that brought his well-ordered world crashing down. Woods’ agent, Mark Steinberg, has said the world No1 will address a group of friends, colleagues, associates and a small pool of Press representatives at Sawgrass Clubhouse in […]

  • Tiger “could return to golf in a fortnight”

    3 February 2010 A report in the Herald Sun in Australia says Tiger Woods could return to action in a couple of weeks. Without citing a source, the paper says: “Tiger Woods is poised to make a shock return to competitive golf in a fortnight at the Accenture Match Play Championship in Arizona. Only a fortnight […]

  • Tiger tales thrive in an information vacuum

    30 December 2009 Furman Bisher is a retired sports columnists, former Sports Illustrated journalist and veteran golf writer, and this blog posting from him about Tiger Woods has caused a right old rumpus. Tiger’s agent Mark Steinberg says the content of the Bisher blog is inaccurate; it is not a million miles from the core […]

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