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National Rugby League Side Canterbury Gets Government OK For $93M Project

04 / 18 / 14

National Rugby League side Canterbury Bulldogs "has received the government's go-ahead" for a A$100M ($93M) project "to transform its premises at Belmore into a six-star hotel and create new revenue streams that should guarantee the financial security and strength of the Bulldogs," according to Dani...

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01/03/13
Beckham's China Future Denied

Despite recent reports in English newspapers that David Beckham has been in talks with Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua to make about $404,000 a week, a club insider revealed he is actually "unlikely" to be signed by the team, according to Daniel Ren of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. The ...

Tags: International Football, China, Middle East, Australia

12/31/12
Holden Sponsors Aussie Rugby

Rugby league "will cap off a record-breaking year with one final celebration" -- after one of Australia's biggest brands agreed to a A$5M ($5.2M) annual sponsorship deal "with the greatest game of all in '13," according to Paul Crawley of the DAILY TELEGRAPH. News Ltd. revealed that car giant Holden ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Australia

12/31/12
Former England Cricket Captain Dies

Former England captain TONY GREIG , one of the architects of cricket's World Series revolution in the '70s, has died at the age of 66 after "suffering a heart attack at his Sydney home on Saturday," according to Ransom & Mehaffey of REUTERS. Greig, who was diagnosed with lung cancer in October, ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, United Kingdom, Australia

12/31/12
BCCI Changes Australia Tour Schedule

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has "changed the schedule for the upcoming tour by Australia," moving the third Test from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh to Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh, according to Will Davies of the WALL STREET JOURNAL's India Real Time blog. The Australian cricket ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, India, Australia

12/28/12
NRL Axes Bon Jovi Ad Campaign

In keeping with the ''bold new era'' changes in the code, National Rugby League officials have ended their advertising association with American rock band Bon Jovi, according to Glenn Jackson of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. NRL Dir of Commercial and Marketing Paul Kind "confirmed the administration wo ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

12/28/12
ATP Partners With Emirates

Dubai-based airline Emirates agreed to a five-year sponsorship with the ATP Thursday that will make it the official airline of the ATP World Tour as well as the new title sponsor of the ATP rankings beginning Tuesday. As part of the deal, Emirates will also become the official platinum partner of th ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Middle East, North America, Europe, Australia

12/28/12
Top Stories From Asia, Australia

The SBD Global staff compiled the top sports business stories globally of '12, in no particular order. Here are the top stories from Asia and Australia. IOC THREAT TO FRUITION: The IOC suspended the Indian Olympic Association, following its resistance to meet the int’l body's demand to co ...

Tags: Year End, Asia, Australia

12/28/12
Aussie Footballer Leaves Nike For Adidas

Nike has "lost its No. 1 footballer" after Australian Football League Hawthorn standout Lance Franklin signed with rival adidas, according to Daryl Timms of the HERALD SUN. Franklin had worn Nike shoes "since he made his debut" in '05. His new deal with adidas "is worth about A$150,000 ($155,000) a ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Australia

12/21/12
Aussie Open Increase Purse

Early-round losers at next month's Australian Open "will receive a significant pay rise after officials released the breakdown of the biggest purse in tennis history on Thursday," according to Darren Walton of the AAP. Responding to player demands "for a bigger slice of the pie," Tennis Australia ha ...

Tags: Australia, Events and Attractions

12/21/12
Nine Sponsors For NRL, A-League Clubs

National Rugby League side Newcastle Knights and A-League club Newcastle Jets have revealed nine new sponsorship deals and renewals for '13. McDonald's has agreed to a two-year extension of its sponsorship of both clubs, which includes the naming rights of the McDonald's Family Hill at Hunter Stadiu ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Australia

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