Soccer's World Cup continues to pull major TV audiences, even in countries whose national teams are not involved in a particular match.

The September 8 fight between former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson and Denmark's Brian Nielsen has been finalised, Danish promoter Mogens Palle has confirmed.

Twelve major clubs from six of Europe's smaller nations have met with UEFA, to voice their concerns about the growing gap between soccer's rich and poor and discuss proposals for a new "Euro League".

The English Football Association has apologised to Denmark for violence involving Arsenal fans at the UEFA Cup final but said it would not affect England's bid to stage the 2006 World Cup.

The World Cup failed to boost advertising revenue for Britain?s ITV network which saw June figures fall some #8 million ($12m).

In the wake of the recent test case ruling involving the Independent Television Commission (ITC), 2002 World Cup TV rights holders the Kirch Gruppe could decide not to part with the rights, meaning UK viewers would be unable to watch the tournament to be held in Japan and South Korea.

Eleven clubs from five of Europe's smaller nations attacked the growing gap between soccer's rich and poor on the continent and said they would unveil concrete proposals for a "Euroleague" early next year.

UEFA Cup finalists Galatasaray must put their finances on a stronger footing if they want to join the elite of European soccer, coach Fatih Terim has said.

Everyone is caught up in the World Cup and the spirit of soccer.

Rival cable television broadcasters HBO and Showtime are negotiating to present a fight between former champions Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis.

The European Triathlon Union (ETU) has announced it is to hold an extraordinary congress immediately to discuss the threatened split from the organisation by eight member nations.

The English FA has decided not to send an under-18 team to a tournament in Turkey next month because of security fears following the fatal stabbing of two Leeds United fans there earlier this month.

Following the recent opening of their German office in Munich, SportBusiness Group has appointed Sponsorworld to be their official sales agent for Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.

Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson will face Denmark's Brian Nielsen in a 10-round fight on September 8 at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, cable television carrier Showtime has said.

Boxing fans will have to wait until October to see former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson in a boxing ring, despite a previous announcement this week stating that the renowned boxer would fight in September.

European internet sports network Sportal has finalised a new round of funding for its operations, which the company envisages will see it through to profitability in early 2002.