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08/23/16
Rival Suitors Eyeing Liverpool Stake

A consortium led by state-owned financial conglomerate Everbright is reportedly "not the only Chinese group to have looked at investing in English football giant Liverpool, with the club attracting interest from Fosun, property-to-film group Dalian ...

Tags: Finance, China, United Kingdom

08/22/16
THG, OCI Execs Sharing Prison Cell

Former Olympic Council of Ireland President Pat Hickey is sharing a prison cell with THG Dir Kevin Mallon, "who is also being detained over the alleged illegal sale of tickets," according to the BBC. Mallon was "arrested in Rio over a week ago in possession of hundreds of tickets" earmarked for the ...

Tags: Olympics, China

08/19/16
CBA Clubs Joining NBL Preseason

The National Basketball League has "continued its successful partnership with the China Basketball Association," according to Roy Ward of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The CBA will send Zhejiang CB Golden Bulls and Tianjin Ronggang Gold Lions to next month's NBL preseason tournament "which will no ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia, China

08/19/16
China Still Working For Basketball Success

There are some 300 million people playing basketball in China, but "for the second consecutive Olympics the Chinese men's squad could not win a single game," according to Steve Keating of REUTERS. The situation is "not much better in the women's bracket where China also made an early exit from the R ...

Tags: Olympics, China

08/19/16
TPL Considers ASEAN Player Quota

Cambodia’s football community "is reacting with guarded optimism to the Thai Premier League’s proposal to introduce a mandatory ASEAN player quota next season," according to H.S. Manjunath of the PHNOM PENH POST. The TPL, arguably Southeast Asia’s most influential and lucrative dom ...

Tags: International Football, Asia

08/18/16
Hong Kong Cricket Sixes Returning In '17

The Hong Kong Sixes will be back, but fans "will have to wait until next year before the popular tournament returns to the local calendar after four years in the wilderness," according to Nazvi Careem of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. The Hong Kong Cricket Association announced on Wednesday that the ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China

08/18/16
WRC's Rally China Cancelled

Next month's Rally China round of the World Rally Championship "has been cancelled due to storm damage," according to David Evans of AUTOSPORT. A joint statement from the FIA and WRC Promoter "confirmed the news on Tuesday afternoon." FIA and WRC Promoter had visited Beijing last week and "were ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China

08/17/16
Beijing Lab Cleared To Resume Testing

China's anti-doping agency said on Tuesday that the World Anti-doping Agency "approved the resumption of testing operations at a Beijing laboratory amid allegations of drug use by some of the country's swimmers," according to Michael Martina of REUTERS. WADA "had suspended the accreditation of Beiji ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, China

08/17/16
BCCI Files Review Plea In Supreme Court

In a "last-ditch attempt to protect its turf," the Board of Control for Cricket in India pleaded for the recusal of "biased" Chief Justice of India TS Thakur in its review petition filed in the Indian Supreme Court on Tuesday "against the implementation of reforms in the sports body as recommended b ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

08/16/16
Chinese Football Takeovers Total $3B

Over lunch at his villa outside Milan with football "super-agent" Jorge Mendes, Italian tycoon Silvio Berlusconi realized "an unpleasant truth: his storied club, AC Milan, needed cash, and plenty of it," according to Barbaglia & Jourdan of REUTERS. Mendes was reportedly "discussing the potential ...

Tags: International Football, Europe, China

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