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: 
    20 October 2014

    Internet provider MyRepublic has reached an agreement with the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) to serve as title sponsor for the national team’s forthcoming northern hemisphere tour.

  • Date: 
    20 October 2014

    The Scottish Rugby governing body has agreed a one-year extension to its title sponsorship agreement with ticketing exchange Viagogo for Scotland’s autumn Test series.

  • Date: 
    20 October 2014

    French Ligue 1 football champion Paris Saint-Germain has extended an existing agreement with video game developer EA Sports.

  • Date: 
    20 October 2014

    The Mountain West Conference US collegiate athletics organisation has agreed a deal for sporting goods retailer Sports Authority to become the first-ever title sponsor of its annual post-season American football championship game.

  • Date: 
    20 October 2014

    Courier company Deutsche Post has agreed a multi-year deal to become a premium partner of the Bobsleigh and Luge Federation of Germany (BSD).

  • Date: 
    20 October 2014

    Greek pay-television broadcaster Nova has acquired the rights to Ligue 1, the top division of French football, in a two-year deal spanning the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons.

  • Date: 
    20 October 2014

    The National Basketball Association (NBA) has signed a groundbreaking multi-year partnership with the Ministry of Education of China to further aid the development of the sport in the country.

  • Date: 
    20 October 2014

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is considering pursuing damages worth in the region of $65m (€51.6m) from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) after a dispute between the latter governing body and the West Indies team forced a premature end to its international series in India.

  • Date: 
    20 October 2014

    Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has said the motor racing series is in talks to return a race to the streets of Las Vegas.

  • Date: 
    20 October 2014

    Four unnamed regions are in the running to contest London’s staging of the ATP World Tour Finals, according to Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) chief executive Chris Kermode.

  • Date: 
    20 October 2014

    Vehicle rental company Europcar has confirmed it will withdraw from its title sponsorship of French UCI World Tour cycling outfit Team Europcar when its current agreement expires at the end of the 2015 season.

  • Date: 
    20 October 2014

    South African Premier Soccer League team Ajax Cape Town has reached a two-year agreement to make Chinese telecommunications company Huawei its official shirt sponsor.

  • Date: 
    20 October 2014

    The Women’s Tennis Association has announced luxury holiday destination Marina Bay Sands as a premier partner and official hotel and integrated resort of its WTA Finals showpiece event in Singapore.

  • Date: 
    20 October 2014

    German brewery C & A Veltins has unveiled a significant increase in its winter sports sponsorship programme for the 2014-15 season.

  • Date: 
    20 October 2014

    Australian commercial broadcaster Seven will acquire the rights to the Victorian and West Australian Aussie rules competitions, the VFL and WAFL, after public-service broadcaster the ABC dropped its regional coverage of the sport, according to The Australian newspaper.

  • Date: 
    20 October 2014

    Canadian pay-television sports broadcaster TSN has agreed a new partnership with College Hockey Inc, the commercial rights-holder of NCAA Division I men’s college ice hockey, to deliver expanded live coverage of the 2014-15 season.

  • Date: 
    17 October 2014

    The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has denied that it is to cancel the remainder of its ongoing tour in India due to a pay dispute between the national body and the West Indies Players Association (WIPA).

  • Date: 
    17 October 2014

    The South African Football Association (SAFA) has moved to clear up the confusion surrounding the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations by stating that it, along with six other African countries, has been approached to stage the tournament should Morocco withdraw its hosting rights.

  • Date: 
    17 October 2014

    Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) chairman Nigel Wood has confirmed that the global governing body intends to implement a 10-year development plan with the aim of making the sport a more attractive prospect to players.

  • Date: 
    17 October 2014

    The UK’s Labour Party has pledged to give football supporters in England and Wales the right to representation on club boards and the opportunity to buy up to 10 per cent of their team’s shares if it wins next year’s general election.

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