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07/27/15
Indian Cricketers Cleared Of Match-Fixing

Three high-profile cricketers at the center of the "biggest corruption scandal to hit the lucrative Indian Premier League have been cleared of match-fixing charges, further complicating attempts to clean up the tournament," according to Keohane & Crabtree of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The criminal cas ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

07/24/15
Scrapped Stadium To Cost Japan $47M

Officials and media said that Japan is "on the hook" to pay as much as 5.9B yen ($47M) "for its scrapped Olympic stadium even though not a single brick has been laid," according to the AFP. The revelation came days after Japan PM Shinzo Abe said the country was going "back to the drawing board" amid ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

07/23/15
Chinese Team In America's Cup Talks

America's Cup Events Authority CEO Russell Coutts said that a Chinese team "is one of three talking to America's Cup organisers about joining the five challengers so far entered for the 2017 edition," according to Alan Baldwin of REUTERS. Coutts: "This new entity that is looking to come in would be ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China

07/23/15
Van Persie Heightens Stakes In Turkey

Fenerbahce "just bet the house on Robin van Persie," according to Ant & Finkel of BLOOMBERG. The Istanbul club "agreed last week" to pay the former ManU striker as much as $6.2M a year. While entry to the UEFA Champions League "would pay at least twice van Persie’s keep, failure risks infl ...

Tags: Finance, Europe, Asia

07/23/15
Tokyo '20 Head: IOC To Welcome Stadium

Tokyo Organizing Committee President Yoshiro Mori said that the IOC "may well welcome Japan's decision to scrap and completely revise plans for its controversial National Stadium since the move will save money," according to Elaine Lies of REUTERS. Japanese PM Shinzo Abe said last week that "he had ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

07/22/15
Former FIFA VP Considering Top Job

South Korean powerbroker Chung Mong-joon "is leaning toward running for the FIFA presidency as a replacement for Sepp Blatter," and said that a non-European leader would help breathe "new wind" into football's int'l governing body, according to Kim Tong-Hyung of the AP. A former FIFA VP, Chung "also ...

Tags: International Football, Asia

07/22/15
Timeline Laid Out For Tokyo Stadium

Japan PM Shinzo Abe's government "set out Tuesday how it will tackle building the new National Stadium after scrapping plans widely derided as extravagant and costly," according to KYODO. Japan Education & Sports Minister Hakubun Shimomura said that construction "will start on the new centerpiec ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

07/21/15
UBS Back As Hong Kong Open Sponsor

Swiss bank UBS "will make a surprise return as title sponsor of the Hong Kong Open in October, signalling a dramatic upswing in fortunes for the prestigious golf tournament," according to Noel Prentice of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Three years after ending an eight-year relationship with the Hong ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

07/21/15
SPFL Agrees New Live TV Deal For China

The Scottish Professional Football League "has agreed a deal to show live Scottish football on mainstream television in China for the first time," according to Chris McLaughlin of the BBC. Thought to be worth about £500,000 ($778,000) a year for three years, the deal "is with Letv Sports, Chin ...

Tags: Media, China, United Kingdom

07/20/15
World Rugby Seeks Answers From Japan

World Rugby officials "are seeking urgent talks with organizers of the 2019 rugby World Cup following Friday's surprise announcement that Japan's proposed new national stadium won't be ready in time for the tournament," according to Julian Linden of REUTERS. The 80,000-seat stadium "was scheduled t ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Japan

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