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FIBA World Cup Court Provider Connor Sports Embracing Company's Biggest Int'l Project

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 22 / 14

Viewers tuning into FIBA World Cup games in August and September will notice consistent but distinct designs on the courts at the venues in Barcelona, Madrid, Granada, Sevilla, Bilbao and Gran Canaria. One of two companies -- along with FIBA presenting partner Beko -- with a brand prese...

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Beckham In No Hurry To Announce Plans

David Beckham said Wednesday he has "exciting opportunities on the table" to continue playing after he leaves Major League Soccer club L.A. Galaxy and will announce his next move near the end of the year, according to the AP. Until then, "he is focusing on winning one more trophy" with the Galaxy. B ...

Tags: International Football, Australia, New Zealand, China, Middle East

New Owners For Two NZ Rugby Clubs

The New Zealand Rugby Union said that Super Rugby clubs Crusaders and Hurricanes "will have new operators next year," according to the NEW ZEALAND HERALD. A mix of provincial unions and private investors, "will manage the two teams after expressions of interest were sought for the licences a year ag ...

Tags: Franchises, New Zealand

All Blacks Vs. Canada Will Be Broadcast

The Maori All Blacks vs. Canada rugby match, which is being played at Oxford University, will screen live on Sky Sport 1 on Nov. 24 from 8:20am (NZT), while Maori Television will replay the game at 6pm, and again on the following day at 10:30pm on the Te Reo channel. The Maori All Blacks first match ...

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NBL Adds Back Two Teams

New Zealand's National Basketball League has been boosted by the "reintroduction of two major teams," according to Kris Shannon of the APNZ. The Auckland Pirates and Waikato Pistons will "take their place in next season's competition," with the Pirates' inclusion "coming mere days after Basketball A ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, New Zealand

Winter Games NZ, IMG Media Partner

The 2013 Winter Games New Zealand have partnered with IMG Media, part of IMG Worldwide, and are set to reach an unprecedented level of int'l TV and Internet coverage. Winter Games NZ will work with IMG Media to secure coverage across both the traditional broadcast and digital platforms. When some of ...

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Wellington Sevens Sells Out Quickly

Despite being the second-most expensive fixture on the int'l rugby sevens circuit, the Wellington sevens continued its tradition of selling out quickly, according to Shabnam Dastgheib of the DOMINION POST. A small increase over last year's prices did not stop the 14,000 tickets -- 4,000 more than la ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, New Zealand

AIG, All Blacks Deal Worth $66M

The New Zealand Rugby Union sponsorship deal with insurance group AIG is "understood to be worth" around NZ$80M ($66M), according to Bevan Hurley of the NEW ZEALAND HERALD. The 5-year deal, worth approximately NZ$15M ($12.4M) a season, was "divulged at a meeting with the All Blacks senior leadership ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, New Zealand

NRL Warriors Sign New Sponsor

Infant formula maker Fernbaby has become a "key sponsor" of the National Rugby League New Zealand Warriors, according to the NEW ZEALAND HERALD. The agreement is for three years and will see the company sponsoring the Vodafone Junior Warriors in the National Youth Competition in '13 before "becoming ...

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Sky TV Still Negotiating For Italy Match

New Zealand's All Blacks squad to tour Europe has been named, but Sky Television has "yet to confirm" whether it will be broadcasting the match, according to Patrick McKendry of the NEW ZEALAND HERALD. Sky spokesperson Kirsty Way said that Sky TV and an int'l brokerage company negotiating on behalf ...

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Slow Ticket Sales For ITM Cup

Fewer than 1,000 tickets have been sold for Friday night's ITM Cup Championship rugby final in Pukekohe, New Zealand, according to NEWSTALK ZB. Counties Manukau CEO Andrew Maddock said that it is "no concern." Maddock said, "I'm happy with that. We have virtually no presales because we never get to ...

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