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09/15/14
Champions League T20 Qualifiers Kick-Off

The sixth edition of the Champions League T20 kicked off Saturday in Raipur, "beginning with the qualifying rounds," according to INDIAN TELEVISION. Star Sports, which is the rights owner, "will be showing all the matches live on Star Sports1 and Star Sports HD." Live streaming "will also be availab ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, India

09/15/14
Players Asked To File PIL In BCCI-RCA Row

The players "are set to become pawns in the battle" between the suspended Rajasthan Cricket Association and Board for Control of Cricket in India, according to Amit Gupta of the MUMBAI MIRROR. Sources said that the RCA "initiated a process of putting together a Public Interest Litigation" to be file ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

09/15/14
Ten Sports, WWE Expand Partnership

WWE and Ten Sports extended their TV distribution agreement for five more years through '19 while growing their partnership beyond WWE’s weekly flagship programming to include localized content, more languages and live events. In addition to the continued broadcasts of WWE’s flagship pro ...

Tags: Media, India

09/12/14
Independent Baseball Club Disbands

Korea Baseball Futures League side Goyang Wonders declared Thursday that the team has been disbanded after its "adventurous operations" for the past three seasons as the nation's first and only independent baseball club, according to Nam Hyun-woo of the KOREA TIMES. Without being affiliated to any l ...

Tags: Franchises, Asia

09/12/14
ISL Banks On TV Ad To Attract Fans

The Indian Super League that kicks off Oct. 12 "is banking on" its new TV commercial "C'mon India! Let's football" to capture the imagination of the 1.2 billion people of the country, according to IANS. The first commercial "marks the start of the league's lead up to a 36-day, 360 degree launch mark ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

09/11/14
Mouser Sponsors Chinese Formula E Team

Semiconductor and electronic component distributor Mouser Electronics, Inc. announced its sponsorship of the China Racing Formula E Team in the Formula E racing series. Mouser is sponsoring the China Racing Formula E Team in partnership with its partners Molex and Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. Team C ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

09/11/14
India To Hold First Pro Squash Circuit

The Women's Squash Association and Professional Squash Association "announced the sport's first professional circuit in India -- the JSW Indian Squash Challenger Circuit -- to be held in October across Jaipur, Mumbai and Chennai," according to IANS. The four-match series will "draw talent from all o ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, India

09/10/14
Nishikori's Sponsors Come Down To Earth

The Japanese pay-TV network that broadcasts Grand Slam tennis tournaments, along with Kei Nishikori's sponsors, crashed back down to earth Tuesday after riding the local hero's coattails in his run to the US Open final. Nishikori's straight-set loss to Marin Cilic on Monday evening saw the stock pr ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Japan

09/09/14
Kei Nishikori's Success Lands Windfalls

Kei Nishikori's "trail-blazing wins for Japanese tennis in the U.S. Open" over the past week are landing "big marketing victories for sponsors including a fashion retailer and a watch brand as surprised as anyone at his historic feat," according to Chang-Ran Kim of REUTERS. The "surprise win" over w ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asia, North America

09/09/14
Tokyo 2020 Faces Hurdles

Tokyo's 2020 Summer Olympics "were meant to be different: compact, on budget and on time," according to Elaine Lies of REUTERS. But now, "as the Japanese capital moves to leap from bid to building a year after winning the games, the optimism is ebbing." The National Stadium "symbolises the woes." Se ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

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