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Indian Super League High On Ambition, Faces Skepticism Ahead Of Kickoff

04 / 23 / 14

The Indian Super League's backers "include some of the biggest names in Indian sport, business and Bollywood," according to the AFP. But the ISL, "which promises to lure a galaxy of former stars out of retirement, is already facing scepticism and even downright hostility from within the game some fi...

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NBC Awarded EPL Rights In U.S.

The Premier League has awarded its U.S. TV rights to NBC for three seasons beginning with the '13-14 campaign. NBC will broadcast live Premier League games, with Spanish-language coverage being broadcast on Telemundo and mun2. The broadcast channels reach 95% of the U.S. viewing public ( Premier Lea ...

Tags: Media, United Kingdom, North America, Asia

Nike Fined $780K For China 'Fakes'

Nike has been fined 4.87M yuan ($779,000) for selling sneakers in China "at a higher price and of a lower standard," according to the CHINA DAILY. Nike set the price for one of its basketball sneakers, which it advertised with double air cushions inside, at 1,299 yuan ($208) in China, "more than 500 ...

Tags: Finance, China, Nike

Deccan Bought By Media Conglomerate

The Board of Control for Cricket in India announced that a Chennai-based media corporation has bagged the Hyderabad franchise of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament for an annual fee of $15.81M, according to Amlan Chakraborty of REUTERS. The club was formerly known as the Deccan Chargers. ...

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Arenas To Join Former NBAers In China

Former NBAer GILBERT ARENAS "is nearing an agreement on a one-yer contract" with the Chinese Basketball Association team Guangdong Southern Tigers, according to Marc J. Spears of YAHOO! SPORTS. Arenas "hoped to return to the NBA this season," while working out in his hometown of L.A., but no teams ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, China

Marriott Partners With Mission Hills

Mission Hills Group has formed a joint venture with Marriott Int'l through the development of the Ritz-Carlton and Renaissance Hotels at Mission Hills Haikou, located on a Chinese island. The total investment of the deal amounts to RMB 1.3B ($208M), with the two hotels opening to the public in the s ...

Tags: Facilities, China, Europe, United Kingdom

Cambodia F1 Futures Nets Two Sponsors

Group Lease Finance, the flagship holding of Japan-based Asia Partnership Fund, will sponsor the last two of three men's Cambodia F1 Futures events, while entertainment and gaming company NagaWorld will sponsor the first leg, according to H S Manjunath of the PHNOM PENH POST. The $10,000 events are ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asia

Korean Channel Wins Rights To Air WBC

JTBC, the broadcasting channel of the JoongAng Media Network, "has won exclusive rights to broadcast the 2013 World Baseball Classic" in South Korea, according to Moon Gwang-lip of the KOREA JOONGANG DAILY. JTBC signed a contract with MP & Silva, the media rights agency for the WBC, to broadcast ...

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McLaren-Honda Comeback In '14

If F1's proposed new engine regulations are not scrapped at the eleventh hour, the chances of a Honda comeback with McLaren seem very good," according to Mario Fritzsche of MOTORSPORT-TOTAL.com. McLaren and Honda have a very successful F1 history. The two companies worked together between '88-92. Du ...

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Hong Kong Residents Want Complex On Mainland

Hong Kong's top sports officials have "hit out strongly at the government for looking to move the proposed sports hub at Kai Tak to Sunny Bay on Lantau Island," according to Alvin Sallay of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. The officials believe the move would be "going back on the promise to provide th ...

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Japan Baseball Prodigy Eying U.S.

Japanese baseball officials are "concerned about a potential exodus of premier talent" to the MLB after high school pitching prospect Shohei Otani revealed his decision Sunday to forgo a career at home in favor of playing in the U.S., according to KYODO. Nippon Professional Baseball Yomiuri Giants P ...

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