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New Indian Super League Set To Provide Relief To India's Oldest Football Clubs

04 / 18 / 14

The Indian Super League, promoted by IMG-Reliance and STAR India , "is set to provide the much needed relief to India's oldest football clubs such as East Bengal and Mohun Bagan among others," according to Digbijay Mishra of the Indian BUSINESS STANDARD. Though various stakeholders of the game ar...

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Matches Cancelled Over Political Dispute

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Tags: Events and Attractions, China, Japan

Reebok Franchisees Protest In India

Days after India's government relaxed Foreign Direct Investment norms in retail, more than 150 franchisees of adidas-owned Reebok India from northern states took to the streets on Monday "demanding return of their investments," according to the PTI. The franchisees are asking the management of Reebo ...

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China To Host Australian Open Wildcard

The Australian Open tennis tournament is organizing a wildcard playoff event in China next month "to build on the sport’s rising popularity in Asia following Li Na’s Grand Slam success," according to Danielle Rossingh of BLOOMBERG. The 30-year-old Chinese player is the first from Asia to ...

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Court Reprieve For Deccan Chargers

In a "minor relief" to the Indian Premier League club Deccan Chargers, the Bombay High Court on Monday directed the Board of Cricket Control in India "to maintain status quo regarding the termination of the IPL franchise," according to the PTI. Owner Deccan Chronicles Holdings Ltd. had approached th ...

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West Bengal Plans A Football Camp

The government of Indian state West Bengal "is planning to start a residential camp for budding footballers of Bengal," according to Archiman Bhaduri of TNN. State Sports Minister Madan Mitra said that the State Sports Council will "soon start off the procedure by picking up 500 footballers from eac ...

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Shanghai Chair Issues New Threat

Zhu Jun, the billionaire chair of Chinese Super League football team Shanghai Shenhua, "insists the mystery boardroom dispute threatening the future of foreign stars," including former Chelsea pair Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka has not been resolved, according to the AFP. Shenhua Coach Sergio Bat ...

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IPL: Deccan Chargers Shown The Door

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