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NASN has secured exclusive pan-European rights to televise the inaugural World Baseball Classic.

Paris is expected to finally declare as a runner in the race to host the 2012 Olympic Games this week, as Moscow confirmed it too was in the chase.

After years of talking about it, Cuba has finally confirmed it will bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games.

India's state-owned Doordarshan television network has won exclusive rights to broadcast within the country the hockey World Cup starting in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday with a bid exceeding $1m.

Encouraged by the success of communist Beijing being awarded the 2008 Olympics, Cuba has announced its intention to bid for the 2012 event.

Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos appears to be striking out in his bid to use the baseball diamond as common ground for a thawing in US-Cuban relations, baseball sources have revealed.

Hundreds of Cuban exiles will protest when the Baltimore Orioles host a Cuban national team May 3 in a historic baseball series between teams from longtime political foes the United States and Cuba.

Cuba has announced its intention to bid for the Olympic Games in 2008.

President Fidel Castro has thrown his weight behind Cuba's ambitious bid to host the 2008 Olympics, saying it was merited both because of the island's athletic record and as a right for the Third World in general.

The Malaysian Hockey Federation (MHF) is hoping to raise US$3 million (?3.29m) in sponsorship for the 2002 World Cup.

Encouraged by the success of communist Beijing being awarded the 2008 Olympics, Cuba has announced its intention to bid for the 2012 event.

Cuba has signed a sports medicine agreement with the Dominican Republic.

About 100 Olympic family members who overstayed their visas and remained illegally in Australia following the Sydney Games have ignored Immigration Department warnings to get out, a spokesman has said.

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.

Cuban American players and coaches on at least four Major League Baseball teams benched themselves on Tuesday to honour a strike in Miami protesting the federal raid that reunited Elian Gonzalez with his father.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has hinted that he wants to give Diego Maradona a role connected with soccer's governing body.

The Malaysian Hockey Federation (MHF) is hoping to raise US$3 million (B