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Indian Super League High On Ambition, Faces Skepticism Ahead Of Kickoff

04 / 23 / 14

The Indian Super League's backers "include some of the biggest names in Indian sport, business and Bollywood," according to the AFP. But the ISL, "which promises to lure a galaxy of former stars out of retirement, is already facing scepticism and even downright hostility from within the game some fi...

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02/26/13
Olympics Notes

Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych said Friday that the country "may put in a joint bid for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games with neighbors Poland and Slovakia" ( R-SPORT, 2/22 ). ... The Japan Wrestling Federation "has launched an online petition site seeking 100,000 signature ...

Tags: Japan, Olympics

02/24/13
NBA Popularity Continues To Increase In China

The NBA is opening a $1.5B, 2,300-acre "sports and entertainment superstructure" on the outskirts of Beijing according to Steve Ginsberg of REUTERS. The "glitzy 'lifestyle destination' complex" features an official basketball court, a hoop-themed restaurant and a children's zone. ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, China

02/22/13
Schalke To Protest Drogba Inclusion

Galatasaray striker Didier Drogba "is at the centre of claims that he isn't eligible to play in the Champions League," according to Mike Anstead of the London DAILY MAIL. The former Chelsea striker "made his return in the competition" in Galatasaray's 1-1 draw against Bundesliga club Schalke Wednesd ...

Tags: International Football, China, Europe

02/21/13
Insider: China Match-Fixing An 'Endemic'

The deputy editor-in-chief of a popular Chinese sports newspaper and a former professional footballer said that match-fixing and bribery "are endemic in Chinese football, primarily because of low player salaries and unchecked local government officials," according to Jonathan Kaiman of the London GU ...

Tags: International Football, China

02/21/13
India Expects Boxing Ban To Be Lifted

Indian boxers "may swing back into action soon" with the Int'l Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) "showing signs of relenting to requests from the country's Olympic bosses that the players' future should not be harmed," according to Narayan Swamy of the TIMES OF INDIA. A teleconference held between ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

02/21/13
New Delhi To Host Record Cycling Event

The Hero Cycles 33rd Senior and the 20th Junior Asian Cycling Championship will be held in New Delhi from March 7-17. The event "will feature the biggest ever field in its history with 28 countries being represented by 567 cyclists in track and road racing," according to THE ...

Tags: Asia, India

02/20/13
China Football Penalties 'Inadequate'

Penalties handed out on Monday by China's top football body to individuals and clubs involved in the country's largest match-fixing scandal "were slammed as inadequate by commentators," according to Tang Zhe of the CHINA DAILY. After a three-year investigation, the Chinese FA issued lifetime bans fo ...

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02/19/13
CFA Bans Former Bosses, Players For Life

The Chinese football body on Monday "banned two former football chiefs for life and meted out heavy punishments on match-fixing clubs, concluding a three-year-long drive to clean up" Chinese football, according to Jianjie & Bing of XINHUA. Former Chinese football administration heads Xie Yalong ...

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02/15/13
ONE World Partners With Yomiuri Giants

English-language network ONE World Sports has entered into a licensing agreement with free-to-air broadcaster Nippon Television Network Corp. to bring Japanese baseball team Yomiuri Giants to fans in North America. The Yomiuri Giants are the reigning champions of the Nippon Professional Baseball lea ...

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02/15/13
Six Sponsors Sign Indonesia Shuttlers

Indonesia’s badminton administrators have signed six new sponsors in deals totaling Rp 33.2B ($3.4M), "allowing companies to sponsor individual athletes and coaches," for the first time, according to Ami Afriatni of the JAKARTA GLOBE. The deals are with apparel producers Victor, Li-Ning, Flypo ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asia

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