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07/07/16
La Liga Bets Big On India

La Liga "is bullish on India," according to Gaurav Laghate of the ECONOMIC TIMES. La Liga President Javier Tebas said that the league "is planning significant investments in the country" toward opening offices, getting ambassadors to play exhibition matches and growing the game at grassroots level t ...

Tags: International Football, India

07/06/16
PCB Seeks Lion's Share Of Profit

Pakistan Cricket Board Chair Shaharyar Khan suggested that the country "should get a higher percentage of profits from games against arch-rivals India" at Int'l Cricket Council events, according to IANS. Khan believes that "this is one of the ways to raise funds after the terror-ravaged country was ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

07/06/16
Dalian Wanda H1 Revenue Jumps

China's Dalian Wanda Group said on Tuesday that first-half revenue "climbed a better-than-expected 10.6 percent, helped by its aggressive expansion into entertainment and leisure businesses as it diversifies away from property," according to Clare Jim of REUTERS. Owned by China's richest man Wang Ji ...

Tags: Finance, China

07/06/16
BCCI Wants Its Own Stadium

The Board of Control for Cricket in India "plans to buy land and build a cricket stadium, which will be owned and administered by them, and does not belong to any state association," according to Devendra Pandey of the INDIAN EXPRESS. It will "most likely be in Delhi," and be built in five year ...

Tags: Facilities, India

07/05/16
Publicis Groupe Partners With Tencent

Publicis Groupe has signed a global partnership with Chinese Internet "behemoth" and WeChat Owner Tencent, according to Rebecca Stewart of THE DRUM. The holding group's deal with Tencent "will give it access to a large amount of behavioural data" with the aim of providing Publicis clients with "impr ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

07/05/16
Khan Helps Launch MMA League In India

Amir Khan The world's first MMA league "has been launched in India," with British boxer Amir Khan "giving superstar backing to the initiative," according to Sam Morshead of the London DAILY MAIL. Eight franchise te ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

07/01/16
SANZAAR Open To Pacific Islands Team

Related story: Opinion: Super Rugby Needs Pacific Islands SANZAAR "praised the strong support and competitiveness of rugby in the Pacific Islands," saying it will not rule out their inclusion in a further Super Rugby expansion, according to the NEW ZEALAND HERALD. SANZAAR CEO Andy ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

06/29/16
Adidas Teams Up With Wanda Group

Adidas has teamed up with Chinese conglomerate Wanda Group to strengthen its commercial position and help develop sports in the world's most populous country. As part of Tuesday's agreement, adidas will sponsor two of Wanda’s Ironman events in China and work with the property developer to help ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Europe, China

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

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