SportBusiness Staff

German-based company UFA Sports, which has made its name by snapping up TV rights to European soccer clubs, has secured deals with more than half of the clubs playing in the first round of this year’s UEFA Cup competition.

Joan Gaspart, president of Spanish soccer side Barcelona, has today vetoed efforts by the G-14 group of top European soccer clubs to expand the group’s club representation.

Tunisia's government, under fire at home and abroad for its human rights record, is banking on a forthcoming two-week international sport festival to present the "true reality" of the country, officials have said.

Brazilian soccer's latest scandal has taken a new twist after a private meeting of the country's leading directors was secretly recorded and then broadcast by a radio station.

India are to introduce a contract system with graded payments for their national cricketers that will fulfil a long-standing demand.

The main shareholder in Romania's National Bucharest has had his licence withdrawn by the country's soccer federation for failing to honour the contracts of 15 players, a club official has said.

AFL club the North Melbourne Kangaroos has secured a two-year sponsorship deal with Mazda, worth more than A$2m ($1.05m/B

UEFA has given Celtic and Glasgow Rangers a boost in their quest to join the English Premier League after general secretary Gerhard Aigner said that European soccer’s governing body would not obstruct such a move.

English soccer club Chelsea is in talks with Italian club Lazio about setting up a rival to the G14 group of top European clubs.