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Nick Kyrgios Throws Match

Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios "could find himself in trouble with the ATP after appearing to throw away his match against Mischa Zverev at the Shanghai Masters with a series of half-hearted serves," according to the LONDON TIMES. Kyrgios "put in minimal effort during his service games agains ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Australia, China

IOC Confident On Free Internet In 2022

The IOC is "confident China will guarantee uncensored internet" when it hosts the 2022 Winter Games, a senior IOC official said on Wednesday, though China has "given no details about how its pledge will work," according to Michael Martina of REUTERS. China "keeps a tight rein on the internet."& ...

Tags: Olympics, China

Liverpool Partners With Malaysia Airlines

Liverpool has "signed a lucrative three-year deal with Malaysia Airlines," which will become the club’s official global airline partner, according to James Pearce of the LIVERPOOL ECHO. The team enjoys "huge support in the Far East" and ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom, Asia

Japan Needs To Grasp Magnitude Of RWC

World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper admitted Tuesday that he was "still slightly concerned the Japanese government and population at large has not grasped how big an event Rugby World Cup 2019 will be," according to KYODO. He said, "I honestly don't believe the Japanese are aware as to how big an event thi ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Japan

BCCI Set For IPL Media Rights Windfall

The Board of Control for Cricket in India is "poised for a windfall with the media rights auction of its most prized property," the Indian Premier League, according to Gaurav Laghate of the TIMES OF INDIA. The India subcontinent TV rights for the IPL "are up for grabs for 10 IPL seasons" ('18-2 ...

Tags: Media, India

Tokyo Governor Calls For Cost Cap

Japan’s government "should shield Tokyo from the ballooning cost of hosting the next Olympics," the city’s new governor has demanded, saying contracts to carry out work for the 2020 Games "have been systematically overpriced," according to Robin Harding of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Yuriko Koi ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

NBA Expands BesTV Deal In China

NBA China and BesTV, a member of the Shanghai Oriental Pearl Group, announced a multi-year expansion of their partnership to deliver NBA games and programming to fans in China. The announcement was made on Sunday in Shanghai at the Mercedes-Benz Arena by SMG President Wang Jianjun and NBA Commission ...

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Indian Court Threatens To Stop Funding

The Indian Supreme Court on Thursday "warned that there will be no domestic cricket matches" if the Board of Control for Cricket in India and its members "do not fall in line" with the Lodha committee reforms, and "threatened to pass an order within 24 hours to stop all BCCI payments to the State cr ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

KOC To Focus On Finances, Athletes

Lee Kee-heung, elected head of the Korean Olympic Committee on Wednesday, said that "his main focus will be on achieving financial independence for his organization and creating jobs for retired athletes," according to Yoo Jee-ho of YONHAP. Lee, who earned 294 of 892 votes to beat Chang Ho-sung, a u ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

New Jamaican Bobsled Unveiled

A new bobsleigh model "developed by about 60 small factory operators in Tokyo for the Jamaica Bobsleigh Federation was unveiled Wednesday in the Japanese capital," according to KYODO. A committee promoting the "Shitamachi Bobsleigh" project showed the new "Shitamachi Special" for two riders, painted ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

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