SportBusiness International Newswire

Date: 
20 August 2014

An investment group led by former Washington Capitals co-owner Jon Ledecky and Scott Malkin has struck a deal to acquire a “substantial” minority stake in the New York Islanders that will increase to a controlling shareholding in the National Hockey League franchise in two years’ time.

  • Date: 
    27 February 2015

    The Manor Marussia team is set to return to the Formula One grid this season after motor racing’s global governing body, the FIA, today (Friday) approved its entry to the 2015 championship.

  • Date: 
    27 February 2015

    The Qatar International Equestrian Committee is to join forces with horse racing organisations in the UK and France to launch a lucrative new three-race series.

  • Date: 
    27 February 2015

    Sepp Blatter, president of world football’s governing body Fifa, has said that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will conclude by December 18 at the latest – a move that will avoid additional conflict with the English Premier League (EPL) over its traditional staging of games over the Christmas period.

  • Date: 
    27 February 2015

    The International Paralympic Committee has announced that London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will host this year’s IPC Athletics Grand Prix Final on July 26.

  • Date: 
    27 February 2015

    US motor racing series IndyCar has announced a multi-year partnership with the USA Today Sports Media Group.

  • Date: 
    27 February 2015

    Australia-based touring car championship V8 Supercars has agreed a sponsorship deal with bourbon brand Woodstock Bourbon.

  • Date: 
    27 February 2015

    Global sportswear brand New Balance has signed a new sponsorship agreement with the England Athletics national governing body.

  • Date: 
    27 February 2015

    NRL chief executive Dave Smith has said the Australian rugby league competition is targeting a 15 per cent increase in annual value from its next broadcast rights deal.

  • Date: 
    27 February 2015

    Pay-television broadcaster ESPN Brasil has acquired rights to Italy’s Serie A, the top division of football in the country, under a sublicensing deal with the league’s rights-holder in Brazil, pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports.

  • Date: 
    27 February 2015

    Brazilian banking and financial services company Bradesco has struck a deal with Novo Basquete Brasil (NBB), the top division of club basketball in the country, to become the title sponsor of its end-of-season All Star events.

  • Date: 
    27 February 2015

    The International Cycling Union (UCI) has today (Friday) requested that the WorldTour licence of the Astana Pro Team, home of reigning Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali, be withdrawn amid anti-doping infringements surrounding the squad.

  • Date: 
    27 February 2015

    The 2014 winter Olympic Games in Sochi generated an operating profit of R3.25bn (€47m/$53m), it was announced yesterday (Thursday) on the first day of an International Olympic Committee executive board meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • Date: 
    27 February 2015

    Australian rugby league competition the NRL is set to make a decision this year over whether to expand in 2018, with the organisation today (Friday) unveiling profits of A$49.9m (€34.1m/$38.8m) for the 2014 season.

  • Date: 
    27 February 2015

    English rugby union clubs in the country’s top-tier Premiership will propose an expanded competition for the start of the 2016-17 season without promotion or relegation, according to the Telegraph.

  • Date: 
    27 February 2015

    US personal injury law firm Campbell & Associates has entered into a sponsorship deal with North American NBA basketball franchise the Charlotte Hornets, according to the Charlotte Business Journal.

  • Date: 
    27 February 2015

    Spanish agency Mediapro has taken control of the Euro Hockey League and its international media rights after acquiring the Pro Sport agency’s shareholding in the continental hockey tournament.

  • Date: 
    27 February 2015

    Chelsea has unveiled tyre manufacturer the Yokohama Rubber Company as its new shirt sponsor in a record commercial partnership for the English Premier League football club.

  • Date: 
    27 February 2015

    The Australian Football League, the top division of Aussie rules in the country, will stream live coverage of six NAB Challenge pre-season games online after a backlash from clubs.

  • Date: 
    27 February 2015

    Swiss watch company Swatch has agreed title sponsorship deals with the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) in relation to the global governing body’s beach volleyball World Tour.

  • Date: 
    27 February 2015

    Laundry appliances brand Maytag has reached an agreement to serve as an official supplier to the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games multi-sport event.

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