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Evergrande FC Owner Under Scrutiny

Shares in Evergrande, which owns Chinese Super League Guangzho Evergrande FC and is "one of China's largest property developers," tumbled on Thursday according to Robert Cookson of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The drop comes after a U.S. shortseller accused the company of "fraud, bribery and reckless spendi ...

Tags: International Football, China

Kobe Bryant Tops NBA Int'l Jersey List

NBA Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant has the most popular NBA jersey internationally, including in individual regions of China, Europe and Latin America. The rankings were based on sales at adidas locations outside of the U.S. during the '11-12 NBA season. Chicago Bulls Derrick Rose, Miami Heat LeBron ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, NBA, China, Europe, South America

India Solves Olympic Tennis Lineup

The All India Tennis Association found a compromise to "resolve the selection crisis" of its Olympic tennis team by deciding to send two doubles team to the London Games, according to the PRESS TRUST OF INDIA. The AITA will pair Leander Paes with lower-ranked Vishnu Vardhan and Mahesh Bhupathi with ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

South Koreans Pair To Promote Olympics

South Korean Olympic figure skater Kim Yu-na and "America’s most-decorated skater" Michelle Kwan stood together Thursday to promote the 2013 PyeongChang Special Olympics World Winter Games. The Games will be held at Korea’s "winter sports hub," PyeongChang, and will feature seven sp ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, Asia

Fans, Players Upset With KBO Decision

Korea Professional Baseball fans and players are "up in arms" over the Korea Baseball Organization's decision not to add a tenth team to the league, according to Jung Min-ho of the KOREA TIMES. Suwon and North Jeolla Province were both "vying to host the expansion team." Suwon Sports Industry Dir Ba ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

Ferdinand In Row Over Cigarette Ad

ManU footballer Rio Ferdinand has "come under fire" for his participation in a local advertising campaign linked to Indonesian cigarette company Gudang Garam Int'l, according to Natasha Nurjadin of the JAKARTA GLOBE. Ferdinand appeared on billboards and in 30-second commercials in Indonesia promotin ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asia

Japanese Baseball To Be On U.S. TV

One World Sports has obtained the rights to distribute 28 home baseball games of the Hiroshima Carp in the U.S. Japan's Yomiuri Giants will play in nine games on the OWS schedule. OWS Senior VP of Programming Rick Jemison said, "There is also a huge potential for growth in viewership as baseball fan ...

Tags: Media, Japan

NBA, China Join To Make Film

The NBA has partnered with the Shanghai Film Group to "release a major film overseas," according to Li Anlan of the SHANGHAI DAILY. The film will include an "all-star cast" of Chinese actors Huang Xiaoming, Huang Yi, Charles Chen and Amber Kuo, as well as American actor Eric Mabius, NBA players Dwig ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, China

Shanghai Arena Adds Coffee Sponsor

The Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai has formed a three-year partnership with Maison Camus Coffee, marking its eighth arena founding partner and ninth sponsor overall. The deal establishes the company as the official supplier of coffee and premium bottled water to the arena. Its Koru water brand, bot ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Mercedes Benz, China

India Tennis Sticks To Original Pairings

The All India Tennis Association "stood by its decision" to pair tennis players Leander Paes with Mahesh Bhupathi for the London Olympics, according to the PRESS TRUST OF INDIA. Bhupathi and fellow player Rohan Bopanna both "refused to partner" with Paes citing "their commitment to each other." The ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

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