Leading EPL clubs press for bigger share of overseas television rights
LONDON • English Premier League clubs are locked in an escalating row over how to divide billions of pounds of television rights.
Demands by the "big six" for a greater share of the soaring overseas income have divided the rest of the clubs. They are split 11-9 against the shift ahead of a vote next week.
On Wednesday, the "smaller" 14 clubs met to discuss the agitation of the richest for a greater share of the £3.2 billion (S$5.8 billion) from overseas broadcasting, which at the moment is split evenly among all 20 teams.
The six - the two Manchester clubs, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur - argue that, in drawing the huge foreign interest, they deserve a bigger cut. At a meeting in London, Richard Scudamore, executive chairman of the league, proposed a compromise whereby 35 per cent of overseas rights from the next set of deals would be divided on merit through finishing position.
THE TIMES, LONDON
SSA extends partnership deal with Volkswagen for one more year
The Singapore Swimming Association (SSA) announced a one-year extension of its partnership with Volkswagen as its official car partner, in a signing ceremony at the car maker's Alexandra Road showroom yesterday.
The partnership, which began in 2014, will see Volkswagen supplying a fleet of its cars to transport VIPS and guests at the Singapore leg of the Fina/airweave Swimming World Cup series from Nov 15-21.
Ski authorities to consider Vonn's request to compete against men
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But next week, Vonn may get her best, and likely last, chance to enter a men's World Cup Alpine race. FIS, the sport's global governing body, said on Wednesday that it would consider a proposal to allow Vonn to be included in the field of a men's downhill race at its Oct 5 meeting in Zurich.