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11/24/15
Time Running Out For Japanese Team

The Japanese Super Rugby team has "a name, but no coach," according to Bret Harris of THE AUSTRALIAN. Nor "have they revealed any of the names of the players they have purportedly signed." Yet, in just over three months the Japanese Sunwolves will enter the expanded 18-team Super Rugby competit ...

Tags: Franchises, Asia

11/24/15
Dongfeng Nissan May Take Further Action

Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Company, a joint venture founded in '02 by Nissan Motor Co. and China's Dongfeng Motor Corp., said that "it was astonished" by Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande’s dropping of its jersey ads in the final match of the Asian Football Confederation Ch ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

11/23/15
Int'l Court Asks WSG To Pay MSM $28M

The International Court of Arbitration has asked sports management firm World Sport Group (WSG) to pay $27.9 million (Rs 184 crore) to a unit of Multi Screen Media over a 2009 dispute related to broadcast rights for the Indian Premier League cricket tournament. A WSG spokesperson said the compan ...

Tags: Media, India

11/23/15
SBI Declares Vijay Mallya 'Defaulter'

Trouble "seems to be mounting" for Force India F1 Owner Vijay Mallya, according to Chauhan & Shetty of the TIMES OF INDIA. State Bank of India -- the largest lender to defunct airline Kingfisher -- declared the carrier, its promoter Mallya and United Breweries Holdings as "wilful defaulters" aft ...

Tags: Franchises, India

11/23/15
New BCCI Rules Tougher Than CA's

The Board of Control for Cricket in India "has faced derision for its lax stance on conflicts of interest, but its new rules are so strong they would hinder coach Darren Lehman, selector Mark Waugh and board member Mark Taylor if replicated in Australia," according to Jesse Hogan of the SYDNEY MORNI ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

11/20/15
Canal+ To Carry Club World Cup

French pay-TV channel Canal+ Sport announced it has acquired the broadcast rights for the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan to be played December 10-20, according to L’ÉQUIPE. Canal+ Sport will broadcast a total of eight matches of the tournament ( L’ÉQUIPE, 11/17 ). AS report ...

Tags: Media, Japan

11/18/15
Tottenham Pushes Deeper Into China

Tottenham "has expanded its push into Chinese markets with a series of grassroots initiatives that are being supported by club sponsor AIA," according to Paul Nicholson of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The club "reckons it has more than 180 million fans in the Far East." The club has five official supporte ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom, China

11/18/15
Fitness First Partners With SNOC

The Singapore National Olympic Council "struck a three-year sponsorship deal with global health club group Fitness First" that will see S$1.3M ($913,000) worth of int'l memberships being given to selected Singapore national athletes who are based either locally or overseas, according to Adelene Wong ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

11/18/15
Pakistan Turns Down BCCI Invitation

The Pakistan Cricket Board has "turned down India's offer" to travel across the border and play a series against the neighbors in December, according to Devendra Pandey of the INDIAN EXPRESS. Board of Control for Cricket in India President Shashank Manohar had spoken to PCB Chair Shaharyar Khan and ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

11/17/15
Chinese FA Signs Sponsorship Deal

The Chinese FA "signed a new sponsorship deal with the Skyworth Group," according to SOCCEREX. The Shenzhen-based holding company, which "specializes in electronics and technology," will sponsor China's national team until '19. Skyworth is already a sponsor of Chinese Super League club Guangzhou Eve ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

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