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China Seeing Influx Of WTA Events, But Questions Remain On Domestic Player Growth

04 / 25 / 14

In the six years since being granted special status by the Chinese Communist Party, the success of tennis players Li Na and Peng Shuai has "stoked not only national pride but a massive influx of tennis investment in China's most populous cities, creating a market estimated" at $4B, according to Shau...

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JPBPA Calls For Kato's Resignation

Japan's players union has called for the resignation of Nippon Professional Baseball Commissioner Ryozo Kato "following revelations that a new official ball was introduced this season without notifying players," according to the AP. Japan Professional Baseball Players Association Secretary Gene ...

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06/27/13
Wowari Won't Give Up Thai FA Control

FIFA exec committee member Worawi Makudi "has refused to give up control" of the Thailand FA despite his presidential term ending over a week ago and no new date set for elections, according to Patrick Johnston of REUTERS. A vote had been set for the final day of Worawi's tw ...

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06/27/13
ICC To Decide On T20 World Cup Venues

The Int'l Cricket Council is likely to deliberate on the venues for next year's Twenty20 World Cup, "scheduled to be held in Bangladesh, during the governing body's annual conference in London," according to the PTI. The tournament is scheduled to be organized "between March 16 and April 6 in Bangl ...

Tags: Facilities, Asia

06/26/13
Advertisers Shy Away From Cricket Series

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06/26/13
Greenland Group Buys Shanghai Shenhua

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Tags: Franchises, China

06/26/13
CTN Secures World Cup Media Rights

Cambodian Television Network "has announced the acquisition of exclusive free-to-air and pay-TV rights to screen the 2014 FIFA World Cup live from Brazil," according to Dan Riley of the PHNOM PENH POST. The company, owned by the Royal Group and operated by Cambodian Broadcast Service, outbid other T ...

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06/26/13
Bookies Made $42M Per IPL Match

Investigations into the spot-fixing case have revealed that more than Rs. 250 crore ($42M) in betting transactions were being made per Indian Premier League match "through a network of bookies operating under the protection of conduits of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and his lieutenant Chhota Shake ...

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06/25/13
China Moves Toward Consumerism

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06/25/13
Nike Asks Gov't To Launch Inquiry

In the days after police violence "allegedly caused two pregnant women to miscarry during a strike at Sabrina garment factory," Nike urged the Cambodian government "to launch an independent inquiry into the incident," according to May Titthara of the PHNOM PENH POST. Sent on May 30 to Labour Ministe ...

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Beckham, China Auto Rental Partner

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