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FIBA World Cup Court Provider Connor Sports Embracing Company's Biggest Int'l Project

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 22 / 14

Viewers tuning into FIBA World Cup games in August and September will notice consistent but distinct designs on the courts at the venues in Barcelona, Madrid, Granada, Sevilla, Bilbao and Gran Canaria. One of two companies -- along with FIBA presenting partner Beko -- with a brand prese...

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Fees Threaten Sky India Series Coverage

Sky TV's full coverage of England cricket's tour of India "is under threat because of a late demand from the Indian cricket board for fees thought to total upward of £500,000 ($800,000)" for the broadcaster's commentary team to operate within the stadiums, according to Simon Wilde of the SUNDA ...

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French Sports Brand To Expand In China

French sports goods chain Decathlon is set "to triple its Chinese store numbers and make the country its third-largest global market," according to Li Woke. Decathlon China VP Bertrand Tison said that the firm is targeting 150 stores on the Chinese mainland by the end of '15. Most will be planned in ...

Tags: Finance, China, Europe

Bangkok Arena Behind Schedule

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Tags: Facilities, Asia

Despite Protest, Shanghai Game Will Continue

Former Chelsea player Didier Drogba "was set to return from int'l duty" Thursday, heading straight "into a row" at his Shanghai Shenhua club that has seen its players refuse to practice over unpaid wages , according to the AFP. However, club and league officials said that the team "will play its ne ...

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Eurosport Scores Chinese Football Rights

Eurosport has secured the exclusive pan-European TV and Internet rights for the Chinese Super League. The deal includes the last three matchdays of the current season and will continue through the '13 and '14 season. Eurosport also has the sub-licensing rights of the competition in its 59 territorie ...

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Bombay Court Rules On Deccan Chargers

The cash-strapped Indian Premier League Deccan Chargers will remain terminated from the IPL after the Bombay High Court on Thursday "set aside a status quo order passed by an arbitrator on cessation of its membership in the league," according to the PTI. Justice R D Dhanuka "quashed the status quo o ...

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Japan To Host Women's Football Tourney

Japan will host the inaugural Int'l Women's Club Championship in November, with "ambitions of eventually turning it into a worldwide FIFA-sanctioned event," according to KYODO. The tournament will be a straight knockout format, with the first games scheduled for Nov. 22 at Urawa Komaba Stadium. The ...

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Thailand Confirms 2014 Grand Prix

Thailand's government sports authority said that it has struck an in-principle deal to host an F1 race in Bangkok in '14, with negotiations ongoing about the hosting fee, according to the AP. Sports Authority of Thailand Gov. Kanokphand Chulakasem said, "Formula One has decided to include Thailand i ...

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Owners Could Be Selling Dalian Shide FC

The Chinese-language 21st Century Business Herald reported property developer Dalian Shide Group is "reportedly negotiating the sale" of its Chinese Super League football club, with Red Bull and Dalian Haichang Group "touted as potential buyers," according to WANTCHINATIMES.com. Rumors of the owner ...

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Chinese Eye Brazil Infrastructure Deals

The Chinese government is encouraging domestic companies to "grab investment opportunities in Brazil by getting involved in the nation's infrastructure-related industries," according to Zheng Yangpeng of the CHINA DAILY. Ministry of Commerce's Foreign Trade Department Dir Wang Shouwen said, "Brazil ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Brazil, China

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