If anyone is in any doubt that basketball is a global sport with ambitions to match then a visit to its new headquarters will soon put them right. A glance round the scene at the building’s grand opening and the roll call of the great and good in attendance show very clearly that basketball is a force to be reckoned with.
UK pay-television broadcaster BSkyB, telecommunications company BT, public-service broadcaster the BBC and commercial broadcaster ITV have all submitted bids for the next cycle of domestic rights to the FA Cup club football competition.
US network Fox is telling potential advertisers for its coverage of the 2014 Super Bowl American football game that they must also buy advertising time through other Fox Sports content, including programming on new national channel Fox Sports 1.
Turkish Super Lig football club Besiktas and Vodafone have signed a memorandum of understanding for the telecommunications firm to acquire the team’s shirt sponsorship and naming rights to its new stadium.
The presidents of Russia and the United States have confirmed in a joint statement that high-profile events, such as the 2014 winter Olympic Games in Sochi, will see the two nations working together on security.
The Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) could generate at least £7m (€8.2m/$10.7m) from the sale of rights to the end-of-season play-off games for the Scottish Premier League top division over the next four seasons, from 2013-14 to 2016-17.