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Japanese Horses Have Path To Derby

Churchill Downs has formed a partnership with the Japan Racing Association that will allow more Japanese racehorses to qualify to run in America's most famous race, the Kentucky Derby. As part of the agreement, two races run at Tokyo Racecourse, the "Cattleya Sho" and the "Hyacinth," will be added t ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Japan

Evergrande Gets Back To Property Market

Evergrande, China’s second-largest property developer, is selling $400M of non-core assets "as it reverses a strategy of diversification embarked upon just a few years ago as the mainland property market cooled," according to Weinland & Lockett of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The "highly indebted ...

Tags: Finance, China

Supreme Court Not Happy With BCCI

India’s top court "slammed" the Board of Control for Cricket in India on Wednesday for "failing to comply with stipulated reforms following corruption scandals," saying its officials were "behaving like lords," according to the AFP. The Indian Supreme Court instructed the BCCI to "fall in line ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

Tokyo Reviewing Olympic Venue Costs

A Senior Tokyo government official said that a panel tasked by the Tokyo metropolitan government with reviewing the costs for hosting the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics "plans to propose that the construction of three venues should be reconsidered, and existing facilities possibly used," a ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

Man City Reportedly Eyeing CSL Club

After investing in franchises in the U.S., Australia and Japan, Man City "now wants to enter the Asian market, specifically China," according to Miguel Pérez of SPORT. Man City is "studying the possibility of acquiring a top Chinese Super Le ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom, Asia

Tottenham To Promote Youth Football

EPL side Tottenham "became the latest club" to join the football drive in China as the team will take part in a "year-long initiative to develop the game at grassroots level in the Asian country," according to Nivedita Shankar of REUTERS. The ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom, Asia

BCCI Says IPL Worth $4.5 Billion

The Board of Control for Cricket in India claimed that the Indian Premier League brand is worth $4.5B, according to Gaurav Gupta of CRICBUZZ. In its annual report for '15-16, the BCCI mentioned that this "staggering figure" for "cricket's biggest brand" was calculated by valuation appraisal fir ...

Tags: Finance, India

Amazon India Joins Race For IPL Rights

Amazon India has reportedly made a bid to obtain the digital rights to broadcast the Indian Premier League cricket tournament, according to Ruchi Pandita of KNOW STARTUP. The move "is being seen as a strategic attempt on the company’s part to find more purchase and footholds in the countr ...

Tags: Media, India

FFF, LFP Opening Beijing Office

The French Football Federation and the French Professional Football League (LFP) on Thursday announced the opening of a joint office in China. The development and cooperation office, based in Beijing, will be operational starting in ’17. The goal of the office is to develop the French football ...

Tags: International Football, Europe, China

Ryan: Pacific Islands Rugby's 'Wild West'

Olympic-winning coach Ben Ryan said that Fiji, Samoa and Tonga "are being stripped of their rugby talent by crooked agents and dodgy backhanders," according to Jamie Lyall of the BBC. He said that the lack of licensed agents has turned the Pacific Islands into the "Wild West" and claims players ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia, Asia

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