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Scottish Premiership side Rangers has forged closer ties with the Indian market in a deal to stream free UK coverage of Indian Super League matches on its club Facebook page

Around 9,000 runners took part in the Shanghai International Marathon on Sunday - RTHK

The Tokyo Games organising committee believes the postponement of the Olympics and Paralympics will push up costs by around ¥200bn ($1.9bn/€1.6bn), according to Japanese news reports.

Chinese officials have poured cold water on reports last week that the cities of Chengdu and Chongqing were lining up a bid for the 2032 edition of the summer Olympic Games

Japanese property developer Mitsui Fudosan is said to be preparing a tender offer to acquire the operator of one of Japan’s largest indoor stadiums, Tokyo Dome Corporation, with a bid of about ¥120bn (€…

The inaugural Asean Football Federation Club Championship has been rescheduled to 2022 due to the congested calendar of competitions next year, the Asean Football Federation said

Chinese streaming platform Migu announced a three-year partnership with digital sports platform China Sports Zhibo.tv to produce content around domestic and international sports events - SportsMoney

Sports data and content supplier Sportradar has agreed a ‘multi-year’ renewal to its integrity services agreement with the Indian Super League.

Mobile telco China Mobile Migu has agreed a landmark sponsorship and media-rights deal for Asian Football Confederation competitions spanning the 2021-24 period

AISTS is proud to launch 2 new programs in India beginning 1st March 2021. This program aims to increase sport awareness and develop Indian students to work in the local and international sport industry

Last week, we spoke to three industry experts about the growing influence of environmental, social and governance (ESG) benchmarking measures within Asia-Pacific sport. This week, we hear from executives putting such measures into practice at sports properties.

There is evidence that the sun is setting on a Western-dominated era for the sports industry in Asia, and that the coming years will be much more locally-driven, SportBusiness Asia senior analyst Kevin McCullagh says.

SportBusiness speaks with Asia-Pacific industry insiders about the increased urgency of sport adopting data-driven business practices in the Covid and post-Covid worlds. Tom King reports.

Streaming platform LIVENow has broadened its cricket portfolio by acquiring rights to the new Lanka Premier League tournament

A showcase event for the new-look global table tennis tour being run by World Table Tennis began yesterday (Wednesday) in Macau, with broadcast coverage in 141 markets around the world

New ICC chairman Greg Barclay said the global cricket calendar was unsustainable and indicated he would lead a major review of it - ESPNcricinfo

Former IMG and GroupM executives Toh Jin Wei and Simon Nichols have launched a new venture capital firm to support early-stage start-ups in the Asia-Pacific direct-to-consumer sector

Chinese company DAS Security has become the 10th prestige partner of the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, taking up rights in the official cybersecurity category

Telecoms operator Orange has signed a commercial premises deal with over-the-top streaming platform DAZN for rights to the English Premier League’s 2020-21 season in Spain.

Spanish football club RCD Espanyol, which plays in the second tier, has signed up Asian gambling operator KTO as a regional sponsor

Indian broadcaster Sony Pictures Sports Network has signed 15 sponsors for India’s cricket tour of Australia.

Sri Lankan state-owned broadcaster ITN has acquired domestic rights to the Lanka Premier League

The three-round qualification tournament before the first round of the Australian Open could be axed to guarantee the grand slam will only be delayed one week – The Age S

The Indian state of Tamil Nadu is the third state to ban online games and gambling, with the state of Karnataka also said to be considering similar action

The first Grand Slam of 2021 could be delayed by one or two weeks from the scheduled January 18 start, due to Covid-19

Electric off-road motorsport series Extreme E has agreed a rights deal with Chinese live streaming platform Huya ahead of its inaugural season in 2021

From next year South Korean baseball clubs will be permitted to reduce player’s pay if the season is disrupted by extraordinary events.

Cristiano Ronaldo has signed an exclusive partnership with Chinese video-sharing app Kuaishou to provide short-form videos to his Chinese fans – Sportsmoney.c

The England cricket team will make its first visit to Pakistan since 2005 when it plays two Twenty20 internationals in Karachi in October 2021

The Fifa U-17 Women's World Cup in India next year has been cancelled. India has been awarded hosting rights to the next edition of the event, in 2022

World Table Tennis will reveal a striking new look for international table tennis competitions at its upcoming exhibition event in Macau

Serie A outfit AS Roma is the latest Italian club to agree a regional betting sponsorship – signing a deal with Asian operator Win365.

Sailing’s World Match Racing Tour has announced the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen will host the World Match Racing Tour Finals from 2021-2025.

There were contrasting fortunes in the last 24 hours for the reopening of two major Asia-Pacific sports markets, with Australia reported to be expecting the world's biggest crowd since the pandemic began…

Athletes will not be forced to get Covid-19 vaccinations ahead of next year's Olympics, but they should do so as a "demonstration of solidarity" with the Japanese people, IOC president Thomas Bach said…

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach has stated no IOC rules were broken by payments of more than $8m (€6.7

There are reports that the Chinese Basketball Association is considering using a break clause to bring an early end to its commercial rights deal with the Infront China agency