English Rugby gets bigger cap
The English Rugby Union is set to increase its salary cap. [English Rugby Union set for salary cap increase] The jump is quite significant, with the current cap at 2.2 million pounds, it will increase by double to 4 million pounds. This is an all inclusive cap, as currently concessions can be made for a team to go up to 3.4 million. This is still quite a significant jump, and is sure to attract overseas players.
Forbes has released its list of the top 20 college basketball teams and its no surprise who ranks at number 1 – North Carolina. The number 1 seeds are worth an estimated $26 million [Terps crack Forbes top 20 most valuable hoops teams]. Forbes estimates the teams worth by the money generated by the basketball team that supports their conference and local communities. University of Kentucky came in second at $19 million.
England: Transfer Window
As I reported last week, the English Premier League transfer window is now open. No big moves have been reported so far, however:
– Former Newcastle Jet Nick Carle has moved from his Turkish club to Championship side Bristol City to help them gain promotion to the Premier League.
– Chelsea star Didier Drogba has stated that he won’t move in this window, though a move in June is still a possibility.
– Chelsea have had a 12 million pound offer rejected for Nicolas Anelka from Bolton. The forward has hinted his desire to move and Chelsea are likely to come back with another offer.
– Despite his love for the club, Tottenham striker Jermaine Defoe has been told he can leave the club. This is certain to get a few tails wagging, with Manchester United chasing Defoe a few years ago.
For more on transfers, Soccernet.com is by far the best site.
Slow news week this round, hope to have more next week!