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Japan's Rugby Football Union wants to move quickly ahead with plans for a new domestic league that would attract international stars, to capitalise on the excitement created by the national team's World…

The Malaysian federal government is allocating RM671m ($147m) for sports development in 2020, according to finance minister Lim Guan Eng

The 2019 Shanghai Tennis Masters drew 150,000 attendees to the Qizhong Tennis Centre, up 20 per cent compared to last year, according to organisers

The Big3 professional three-on-three basketball league has postponed a planned tour of China during November. No explanation has been given

Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey's controversial Twitter post supporting Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters could cost the National Basketball Association team around $25m in sponsorship lo…

Olympics 'TOP' partner Toyota is supplying 20 autonomous vehicles to move athletes and staff around the Olympic and Paralympic villages at Tokyo 2020

The Asian Paralympic Committee has announced the 22 sports that will feature at the next edition of the Asian Para Games, in Hangzhou, China in 2022

Thailand will lead a joint bid with four other Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) countries for the 2034 Fifa World Cup, it has reportedly been agreed

Spanish LaLiga club Barcelona has struck a three-year regional partnership with Sebang Global Battery, a Korean manufacturer of car batteries

The Philippines, Indonesia and Japan have taken over from China hosting duties for the 2023 Fiba World Cup

Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers taking part in league's first pre-season games in country Mumbai-born Kings owner Vivek Ranadivé played 'critical role' in making event become a reality

Lee Choong Kay, vice-president of sports business at Astro Malaysia, explains why organisations need to move fast and devote more time to esports.

As esports have exploded in China over the past decade, eFootball, now a category itself, is undergoing a meteoric rise in the mainland.

Fifa has fined the Hong Kong Football Federation $15,087 and the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) $45,000 (€41,000) after crowd incidents at recent 2022 World Cup qualifying home games.

An array of NBA China's Chinese-owned official partners have halted business with the league and its pre-season exhibition games in the country were temporarily in doubt, as the fallout continues from…

Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten has launched a new streaming service to showcase its coverage of the NBA basketball league in the country

The Professional Squash Association announced the postponement of the Hong Kong Squash Open, citing security concerns due to pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong

The Thai football league is aiming to be “the centre of football in Southeast Asia”, Football Association of Thailand president Somyot Poompanmoung told SportBusiness yesterday, as the organisation pre…

The upcoming Southeast Asian Games held in the Philippines will consist of 529 events in 56 sports, the most ever held for the biennial event

US video game developer and events organiser Blizzard Entertainment has suspended Hong Kong-based esport player Ng "Blitzchung" Wai Chung for 12 months, and withheld his prize money for participation in…

World Snooker has announced that it will extend its event coverage partnership with social media platform Facebook to cover Pakistan

Global financial services firm JP Morgan has agreed a deal with the Shanghai Tennis Masters to be a Diamond-level sponsor

NBA commissioner Adam Silver has responded to the recent furore over Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's tweets on the Hong Kong democracy protests, saying the league would back the right to…

Thailand is poised to extend their MotoGP agreement with a five-year deal with the series' commercial rights-holder, Dorna Sports

Basketball world governing body Fiba announced that India will host the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualifying Tournament for 3x3 basketball in March 2020

Japan's heroic win over Samoa on Saturday at the 2019 Rugby World Cup recorded the country's biggest-ever single-market broadcast audience. The game earned a local record peak TV audience of 46

Hong Kong has lost its latest major sporting event amid the ongoing unrest in the country, with Formula E dropping its round from the 2019-20 calendar in favour of a return to Marrakesh, Morocco

The Japanese Professional Football League, organiser of Japan’s  J. L

The Professional Triathletes Organisation has responded to Wanda Sports Group’s rejection of its bid to purchase the Ironman series, stating that it intends to pursue the acquisition and that “the tri…

Fina, the world governing body for aquatic sport, has pursued an Asian focus for the second season of its Champions Swim Series, with China to be the sole host for a 2020 edition reduced in size by one…

The number of security staff at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is likely to fall considerably short of the required amount, leading to organisers to reach out to Japan's Self-Defence Forces for help

The Houston Rockets and the NBA are facing a backlash from Chinese commercial partners, government, sports officials and fans after the team's general manager tweeted his support of the ongoing protests…

The Asian Football Confederation has confirmed the switch of the upcoming 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifying game between Indonesia and Vietnam from Jakarta to Bali amid fears over crowd trouble

Sports officials from the Philippines and Thailand are putting momentum behind a bid by the region to host the 2034 Fifa World Cup

The 2019 NBA India Games, the American basketball league's biggest-ever marketing push in India, starts today at the Dome @ NSCI, SVP Stadium in Mumbai.

The All India Football Federation has invited the country's two domestic leagues and their clubs to a meeting at Asian Football Confederation headquarters in Kuala Lumpur to discuss the future of the club…

World Snooker has broadened its association with social media platform Facebook by announcing that a number of its major events will this season be streamed free to fans in India via Facebook Live