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07/31/17
Curry, Irving Lead Way For Shoe Brands

The timing of recent visits to the Far East by NBA Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry and Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving may have been coincidental, but the trips "shared a common goal" in promoting "basketball and their respective sports brands," according to Jeff Barker of the BALTI ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asia, North America

07/31/17
Indian Broadcasters Losing Patience

Indian broadcasters "have expressed their frustration at an Australian pay war that threatens a limited-overs tour of the subcontinent," according to Pierik & Barrett of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The two parties negotiated on Friday "in a bid to avoid arbitration" and discussions continued over ...

Tags: Australia, Media, India

07/31/17
UFC To Hold First Fight In China

UFC will "hold its first fight in mainland China, as it seeks a larger slice of the country's vast sports market," according to Tom Hancock of the FINANCIAL TIMES. UFC SVP Joe Carr said, "We anticipate an exciting future in the China market." The event in Shanghai in November will be jointly or ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China

07/31/17
Lander Holdings Still Without Funds

The Chinese company negotiating a £200M ($160M) stake in Premier League side Southampton is "still yet to have the funds" for its investment transferred out of China and risks "losing the chance" to buy a controlling stake in the club, accord ...

Tags: Finance, China, United Kingdom

07/31/17
Pro Kabaddi League Racking Up Sponsors

In '14, Season 1 of the Pro Kabaddi League had no sponsors, according to Nikita Rana of FIRST POST. Season 5, which began on Friday, has nine. Title sponsor Vivo reportedly signed a Rs 300 crore ($45M) deal for five years with the league. Associate sponsors -- Gillette, TVS Motors, Association of Mu ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

07/31/17
F1 CEO Sees China As Long-Term Play

Formula 1 CEO Chase Carey said that F1 views China as a "long-term play" and a second grand prix in the nation of 1.3 billion people "remains years away," according to Alan Baldwin of REUTERS. Carey said, "China is a little bit like the U.S. -- two enormous markets. It will clearly take time.&n ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, China

07/28/17
China's Sport Sector Projected To Double

China’s sports industry could be "about to come of age," as "growing public enthusiasm" for participatory athletic events coupled with the government’s efforts to promote sport awareness are seen as "powerful catalysts for a sector still at an early stage of development by global standar ...

Tags: Finance, China

07/28/17
Samsung To Sponsor Star Sports' EPL Broadcasts

Samsung India was announced as the presenting sponsor for Star Sports' broadcast of the Premier League, according to TELEVISION POST. Star Sports will "bring live matches to football fans in India on Star Sports Select and Star Sports Select HD." The '17-18 EPL season will "witness first-o ...

Tags: Media, India

07/28/17
FIFPro Wants To Protect Chinese Footballers

FIFPro is "pushing for the creation of a footballers’ association in China amid concerns about overdue payments in the burgeoning league," according to the AP. FIFPro said, "Media reports this week revealed several Chinese Super League clubs are falling behind on payments, and FIFPro wishes to ...

Tags: International Football, China

07/25/17
Hero Motocorp Renews ISL Deal

Hero MotoCorp renewed its title sponsorship deal with the Indian Super League, which is owned by IMG-Reliance and Star India, for three years, according to Gaurav Laghate of the ECONOMIC TIMES. Football Sports Development Ltd. Chair Nita Ambani announced Hero, which has been the title sponsor for th ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

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