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08/17/16
BCCI Files Review Plea In Supreme Court

In a "last-ditch attempt to protect its turf," the Board of Control for Cricket in India pleaded for the recusal of "biased" Chief Justice of India TS Thakur in its review petition filed in the Indian Supreme Court on Tuesday "against the implementation of reforms in the sports body as recommended b ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

08/16/16
Chinese Football Takeovers Total $3B

Over lunch at his villa outside Milan with football "super-agent" Jorge Mendes, Italian tycoon Silvio Berlusconi realized "an unpleasant truth: his storied club, AC Milan, needed cash, and plenty of it," according to Barbaglia & Jourdan of REUTERS. Mendes was reportedly "discussing the potential ...

Tags: International Football, Europe, China

08/16/16
NFL Considers '18 Opener In China

The NFL could open the '18 season "on a Tuesday or Wednesday in China, with its traditional Thursday night season-opening game following later that same week, according to the league’s top international executive planning the proposed game," according to Daniel Kaplan of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, China

08/11/16
Koreans Upset Over Sexist Remarks

The Rio Olympics "sparked anger" in South Korea, according to Lee Hyo-won of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. The cause for complaint is not the sporting achievement, "but rather the TV coverage at home, in particular remarks by commentators perceived as inappropriate or even sexually discriminatory towards ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil, Asia

08/10/16
Nielsen Partners With Sina Weibo

Information and measurement company Nielsen announced it is partnering with Chinese microblogging website Sina Weibo "in a collaboration that will take digital audience measurement one significant step further," according to Liu Huayu of YUTANG SPORTS. Nielsen's Digital Ad Ratings will now incorpora ...

Tags: Media, China

08/10/16
Star India Bags India-WI T20 Rights

Star India "picked up the telecast rights" for the upcoming T20 Int'l matches between India and West Indies for Rs 32.4 crore ($4.8M), according to the ECONOMIC TIMES. This is the first time the Indian team will be playing on U.S. soil "as the matches are to be played in Florida." The Board of Contr ...

Tags: Media, India

08/10/16
BCCI Has Until Oct. 15 To Reform

The Indian Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee has "directed the Indian cricket board to implement 15 key constitutional reforms," as mandated by the Supreme Court, by Oct. 15, according to Ravi Teja Sharma of the ECONOMIC TIMES. Speculation on whether the Board of Control for Cricket in India o ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

08/09/16
Inter Milan Moving Toward EPL Model

Italian football club Inter Milan is preparing for an int’l offensive after its sale to Chinese retailer Suning. The 108-year-old football club announced in June that Suning purchased a nearly 70% stake in the team for a reported $307M. The new ownership is a “huge opportunity” f ...

Tags: Franchises, Europe, China, North America

08/09/16
SPN To Acquire Ten Sports For $300M

TV mogul Subhash Chandra's Zee Entertainment Enterprises is selling Ten Sports, which he acquired from Dubai-based Abdul Rahman Bukhatir's Taj Group in '06, to Sony Pictures Networks India, "effectively leaving Indian sports broadcasting" to Rupert Murdoch's Star and Sony, according to Gaurav Laghat ...

Tags: India, Finance

08/09/16
Perform Deal Could Boost Japan Football

The Chinese Super League has "grabbed most of the headlines" in Asian football lately with its high-profile signings, but a recent deal has Japan’s J.League "confident it will stay a league to watch over the coming years," according to John Duerden of the N.Y. TIMES. On July 20, the J.League s ...

Tags: International Football, Japan

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