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02/19/16
Nike Drops Pacquiao After LGBT Remarks

Manny Pacquiao's recent comments about the LGBT community have "cost him a contract with Nike," and it "may not be the only endorsement Pacquiao loses," according to Tim Dahlberg of the AP. Pacquiao and Top Rank Chair Bob Arum are scrambling to "contain the damage done by a television interview ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asia, North America

02/19/16
Jiangsu Suning Partners With Nubia

Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning announced that telephone manufacturer Nubia "will become the club’s major sponsor," according to SOCCEREX. In a deal reported to be worth $23M, Nubia will be the club’s shirt sponsor "throughout the coming season." Jiangsu Suning also agreed ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

02/18/16
Le Sports Scores $1B In New Funding

A Chinese media report on Monday said that Le Sports, the sports arm of China's leading online video provider Le Holdings, has received funding of $1B "in its series B financing round," according to Wang Jiamei of the GLOBAL TIMES. The series B funding is the "biggest investment so far in China's sp ...

Tags: Finance, China

02/17/16
Numero Uno Jeanswear Partners With ICC

Numero Uno Jeanswear has collaborated with the Int'l Cricket Council World Twenty20 as the "official clothing supplier, manufacturer and retailer of ICC branded apparel and merchandise" from February through Dec. '20, according to NEW KERALA. The ICC World Twenty20 2016 will start March 8 in India.& ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

02/17/16
Sanjiv Goenka Eyes Foreign Football Team

After venturing into football through the Indian Super League and now the Indian Premier League, industrialist Sanjiv Goenka "is now looking at opening a football academy in Kolkata, and a possible acquisition of an overseas football team," according to Ravi Teja Sharma of the ECONOMIC TIMES. RPSanj ...

Tags: Finance, India

02/16/16
Indian Gaming League To Start In India

ESports "added itself to the list of sports to have a major professional league in India" as the Indian Gaming League is the newest entrant to join "up and coming franchisee-based leagues" in the country, according to Arka Bhattacharya of the ECONOMIC TIMES. While eSports or "Electronic Sports" thro ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

02/15/16
Star India To Expand Sports Channel

Rupert Murdoch-controlled Star India "is set to expand its sports channels portfolio in India by entering five regional markets," according to Gaurav Laghate of the ECONOMIC TIMES. The company, which already operates eight sports channels including four in HD in English and Hindi, "has procured lice ...

Tags: Media, India

02/15/16
HKFA Eyes Chinese League

The Hong Kong FA "will discuss the possibility of sending teams to play in Chinese competitions" as it hopes to take advantage of a surge in football investment on the mainland, according to Patrick Johnston of REUTERS. Chinese Super League clubs "have made several ambitious deals in recent weeks," ...

Tags: International Football, China

02/11/16
BCCI Revenue May Dip

The Board of Control for Cricket in India is set to suffer a financial loss to the tune of Rs. 1,600 crore ($235M) "if Lodha Panel’s recommendations on curtailing the advertisement breaks during the matches is implemented," according to the PTI. It "is feared that in the wake of loss of revenu ...

Tags: Finance, India

02/09/16
HKFA Want In On Chinese Football Boom

The "oft-mooted idea" of a Hong Kong team taking part in China competitions could be back on the agenda as the Hong Kong FA "tries to come up with ways to benefit from the mainland’s football explosion," according to James Porteous of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Chinese teams have "stunned w ...

Tags: International Football, China

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