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DIRECTV, the leading US digital pay-TV entertainment service, has reached an affiliate agreement with FOX Sports World to offer the network on the DIRECTV programming line-up beginning September 1, 1999.

An international tournament in India which promised to boast major players has been branded "a farce" after two teams withdrew, one was ruled ineligible and another failed to play because the team's baggage was delayed.

goalnetwork.com, the global online soccer network launched in November, has signed a deal to be the exclusive sponsor on 185 soccer matches broadcast on FOX Sports World and 175 soccer matches on FOX Sports World Espanol.

Multi-media company 365 Corporation has reported pre-tax first quarter losses of #7million ($10.2/?11.2m), but has slashed operating costs from #5.8m ($8.4/?9.3m) to #3.8m ($5.5m/?6m) in its bid for profitability.

Digital satellite television service provider DirecTV Inc. said on Tuesday it bought the Latin American broadcast rights to the World Cup soccer competition in 2002 and 2006 in a deal valued at $400 million.

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.

Victoria has won the right to host the 6th World Cup Polo Championships 2001 at The National Equestrian Centre at Werribee Park, from 28 March to 8 April 2001.

Chile is to bid for soccer's Confederations Cup 2003 it was announced by the Chilean National Association of Professional Football (ANFP) yesterday.

New Zealand has pulled out of an international soccer tournament scheduled for India in January, saying it had had difficulty confirming travel and competition details with organisers.

Cameroon's soccer chief Vincent Onana is being investigated by judicial authorities over the alleged sale in Europe of World Cup tickets meant for Cameroon fans, officials said on Friday.

Argentine officials admitted on Thursday that they were pessimistic about the chances of a quick end to the players' strike, the second to hit the domestic game this year.

Les McDonald, president of the International Triathlon Union (ITU), the world governing body of the Olympic sport, has been forced into a court case in Vancouver, British Columbia, over allegations that recent elections to his organisation were fixed, with some national federations being denied their right to vote.

London stock exchange-listed 365 Corp has reported a loss of £16.9 million ($23.9m) for the year ended 31 March 2001, under-performing by nearly £5m ($7.1m) on consensus forecasts.

Colombia will host next month's Copa America as planned despite a recent spate of bombings there, according to South American Football Confederation (CSF) officials.

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.