Brilliant gesture by Kaka, asking not to be paid while out injured. What chance other players follow suit? Wonder if agent still wants 10%?!—
Don Riddell (@donriddellCNN) September 16, 2013
Marouane Fellaini makes his debut for United. Looks like the comedy wig shops in Manchester have been doing a roaring trade.—
Don Riddell (@donriddellCNN) September 14, 2013
Really pleased for Rafa, last year was so hard for him. He came back better and stronger and he thoroughly deserved it today.—
Don Riddell (@donriddellCNN) September 10, 2013
Glad wrestling is back in Olympics, but it's an IOC shambles. Modern Pent. should have been cut in 1st place. Squash / baseball wasted $$$$$—
Don Riddell (@donriddellCNN) September 08, 2013
Gareth Bale may have been the big star of Europe's summer transfer window, but behind the scenes it was his former club chairman Daniel Levy who emerged as one of the most formidable characters.
The Tottenham supremo has long been known as one of the toughest negotiators in football, and he cemented that status with the manner in which he handled the Bale sale. Not only did he demand a massive fee – possibly even a world record – for a player largely untested at the highest level, but he played the European transfer market with all the strategic flair of a chess Grandmaster. FULL POST
When Floyd Mayweather Jr. stepped into the ring against Robert Guerrero this year, he didn’t just win his 44th professional fight, he added another $34 million to his personal fortune.
Forbes.com calculated that he earned almost $175,000s per punch or - the way I saw it - he could have paid off my 30-year mortgage in the time it took to scratch his nose.
Never has a nickname been more appropriate. They call him “Money”.
Later this year, Mayweather will become even richer when he takes on Mexico’s unbeaten light middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in Las Vegas.
It is hard to avoid the topic of money when interviewing Mayweather. The words “Money, Power, Respect” were plastered across both his cap and his t-shirt and it didn’t take long for the subject to crop up, though he brought it up first. FULL POST