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06/22/17
China To Stage NFL Game 'Down The Road'

China will stage a regular-season NFL game "down the road" as American football targets a more global fanbase, the sport’s top figure in the country said on Wednesday, according to the AFP. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said during a visit to Beijing and Shanghai this week th ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China

06/22/17
IOA Wants To Bid For 2032 Games

Indian Olympic Association President N. Ramachandran said that the IOA asked the government for permission to bid for the 2032 Olympics and 2030 Asian games "as a part of a drive to put the country at the heart" of the int'l sporting community, according to Sudipo Ganguly of REUTERS. Ramachandr ...

Tags: Olympics, India

06/16/17
UFC Renews Deal With Fox Sports Asia

UFC and FOX Sports Asia announced a multi-year deal that will see FSA air over 40 live events annually in addition to magazine programming and archived events. As part of the renewed agreement, FOX Sports also has exclusive rights to air UFC’s reality series, The Ultimate Fighter. UFC Senior V ...

Tags: Media, Asia

06/15/17
Force India Considering Name Change

Formula 1 team Force India co-Owner Vijay Mallya said that the team "is considering changing its name" to give it a more "international flavour" and become "more attractive to potential new sponsors," according to Barretto & Rencken of MOTORSPORT. Mallya bought the team that was formerly kn ...

Tags: Franchises, India

06/14/17
Virat Kohli Renews Deal With MRF

Cricketer Virat Kohli "has hit another century off the field," this time with tire maker MRF, according to Gaurav Laghate of the ECONOMIC TIMES. The captain of the Indian cricket team renewed his bat sponsorship deal with MRF for eight years for more than Rs 100 crore ($15M), sources said on conditi ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

06/13/17
Indian Super League Adds Two Teams

The franchise-based Indian Super League will be a 10-team affair from the '17-18 season, according to the HINDUSTAN TIMES. Bengaluru and Tata Steel (Jamshedpur) will be the two new sides in the competition. The duration of tournament "will also increase from this year." ISL organizer Football Sports ...

Tags: India, International Football

06/12/17
Indian Super League To Add Two Teams

Indian Super League organizers will on Monday "unveil two new teams" that will be part of the '17-18 season "and beyond," according to the PTI. ISL organizer Football Sports Development Ltd. will announce the winning bids. An "independent panel conducted the tender process." Consulting firm Ern ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

06/12/17
Vijay Mallya Dismisses Sale Talks

Formula 1 team Force India co-Owner Vijay Mallya "dismissed speculation of a possible sale of his team to Australian David Brabham" or former F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone, according to Alan Baldwin of REUTERS. Mallya said that he remained in it "for the long haul despite his legal problems with the Indi ...

Tags: India, Finance

06/06/17
Former Captain Wants Bigger League

Former India national football team captain Bhaichung Bhutia and former player Renedy Singh "stressed the need to have a bigger league in the country in order to accommodate more players," according to THE HINDU. Bhutia read out statistics from a survey conducted by the Football Players' Associ ...

Tags: International Football, India

06/05/17
Messi Launching Theme Park In Beijing

Chinese fans will be able to "celebrate the achievements" of Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi at a new theme park to be built in Beijing, according to Richard Martin of REUTERS. The Messi Experience Park, which is being launched by the five-time world player of the year in collaboration with Chines ...

Tags: Facilities, China

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