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National Rugby League Side Gold Coast Titans Fined $263,000 For Salary Cap Breach

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 24 / 14

National Rugby League side Gold Coast has been fined A$300,000 ($263,000) "and hit with a suspended penalty of four competition points over a salary cap breach in regard to former playmaker Scott Prince," according to the AAP. Prince left the Titans at the end of '12 and the penalty "was issued aft...

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10/16/14
HKFA To Foot Bill For Argentina Match

The Hong Kong FA was "left red-faced and out of pocket after only managing to sell half the tickets for Tuesday's glamour friendly against Argentina " to mark its centenary, according to Patrick Johnston of REUTERS. Only 20,230 "turned up at the 40,000 capacity Hong Kong Stadium on Tuesday." The H ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China

10/15/14
NFL Signs Two New Deals In The U.K.

The NFL has added two new partners to its sponsorship lineup in the U.K. The league told SBD Global that FedEx and the Wall Street Journal have signed on as partners for the remainder of the season until March 31. FedEx will not only be a partner of the league but also have a presence at the two re ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom, North America, China

10/14/14
Sluggish Ticket Sales For Argentine Game

The "party to celebrate the 100th anniversary" of the Hong Kong FA "has not drawn the attention of the masses with only about half of the tickets for the Argentina match against Hong Kong sold," according to Alvin Sallay of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. HKFA CEO Mark Sutcliffe insisted that "it will ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China

10/13/14
NBA Aims To Increase League's Footprint

Over the last decade, the NBA has made "lucrative inroads into dozens of countries, including China, which has 78 million people who follow the league on social media," according to Stuart Leavenworth of MCCLATCHY. The league "now wants to go further, not only in China, but in India," the world&rsqu ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China, Brazil

09/23/14
Looking For The Next Li Na

LI NA ’s "sudden retirement leaves women’s tennis struggling to find a new face in Asia," according to Danielle Rossingh of BLOOMBERG. Li, the region’s first Grand Slam singles champion, "was instrumental in expanding the game in China, where tennis participation doubled in the pa ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, China

09/22/14
Li Na Retires Due To Knee Injures

China's first and only two-time Grand Slam winner LI NA "waved a tearful farewell to professional tennis" on Sunday "two days after she posted a retirement letter" on the Internet, according to XINHUA. Li "was choked with emotions right after her opening remarks at her retirement press conference ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, China

09/17/14
CBA Signs Deal With FAW-Volkswagen

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

09/15/14
Formula E Delivers 'Spectacular' Debut

The new Formula E racing series "has started with a bang into its inaugural season on Saturday," according to BILD. The series' debut race on the streets of Beijing "saw a spectacular crash of former F1 driver Nick Heidfeld in the final lap." Heidfeld "was uninjured and exited the wreck of his Ventu ...

Tags: China, Events and Attractions

09/15/14
Beijing Bid Partners Prepare For Games

With Beijing one of just three remaining contestants bidding for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, Chongli county, in Zhangjiakou, Beijing's bidding partner in Hebei Province, "already has preparations underway," according to Lu Wenao of the GLOBAL TIMES. Chongli, about 220km northwest from downtown Be ...

Tags: Olympics, China

09/11/14
Mouser Sponsors Chinese Formula E Team

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