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06/29/16
NBA Gets First Chinese Minority Owner

NBA Minnesota Timberwolves Owner Glen Taylor will sell two small shares of both the NBA team and the WNBA Lynx in a deal "that will bring the first Chinese owner to the NBA," according to Kent Youngblood of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. Shanghai-based investor Lizhang Jiang and Meyer Orbach, th ...

Tags: Finance, China

06/29/16
Hodgson Wanted By Top CSL Clubs

Former England national coach Roy Hodgson "has been offered an immediate escape from his England nightmare with top clubs in China all vying for his signature," according to Sam Cunningham of the London DAILY MAIL. Hodgson is "out of work after resigning from managing the national team following a d ...

Tags: International Football, China

06/29/16
NZ To Begin Five-Week India Tour

The Board of Control for Cricket in India said that New Zealand "will begin their five-week tour of India with the opening test of the three-match series at Kanpur from Sept. 22," according to Ganguly & Jennings of REUTERS. Test cricket "will return to Kanpur's Green Park Stadium after a ga ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India, New Zealand

06/28/16
PKL Signs On 11 Sponsors

The fourth season of the Pro Kabaddi League "signed up 11 advertisers as sponsors for the five-week, eight-city tournament" that started on June 25, according to Gouri Shah of LIVE MINT. Official broadcaster Star India is expected to generate revenues of around Rs 70 crore ($10.3M) from this season ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

06/28/16
IPL Value Jumped To $4.16B

The Indian Premier League has seen an increase in its brand valuation in its ninth season, "as it drew attention of viewers as well as advertisers, according to Laghate & Sharma of the ECONOMIC TIMES. A "relatively" controversy-free tournament and good on field performances "brought the spotligh ...

Tags: Finance, India

06/28/16
UK Sport Announces Funding Boost

UK Sport announced an uplift to funding for winter sports as it prepares for the PyeongChang Olympic and Paralympic Games in '18. The funding boost includes an overall increase in funding for winter sports of over £600,000 ($792,000). The funding increase will protect and enhance medal potenti ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

06/27/16
BCCI Set For Mini-IPL In U.S.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India "is going ahead" with the mini-Indian Premier League in the time window it got after Champions League T20 "was scrapped from the calendar," according to Nihal Koshie of the INDIAN EXPRESS. The U.S. is reportedly "one of the options to host the mini ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, India

06/27/16
Salgaocar, Sporting Clube Exit I-League

India’s club football system "was thrown into turmoil" on Friday after former champion Salgaocar and fellow Goan side Sporting Clube de Goa withdrew from the next edition of the I-League, citing the All India Football Federation and IMG-Reliance’s proposed structure for the new domestic ...

Tags: International Football, India

06/27/16
KHL Confirms Chinese Addition

The Russia-based Kontinental Hockey League has "confirmed that it will add a Chinese club next season as it competes against the NHL in Asian markets," according to the AP. Kunlun Red Star has been approved by the KHL board "to join the league and now faces a rush to get ready for the start of play ...

Tags: Franchises, China, Russia

06/27/16
Tokyo Officials Scrap Rio Olympics Trips

Tokyo officials "scrapped plans to attend the Rio Olympics in a bid to cut spending after a financial scandal cost the city governor his job," according to the AFP. The decision "comes just days after Yoichi Masuzoe resigned for spending public money on lavish hotels and spa trips, the latest embarr ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil, Japan

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