Dominican Republic

Major League Baseball has been awarded more than $6m (€5.1

Major League Baseball (MLB) is aiming to commence its 2019 and 2020 seasons in Asia and stage regular-season games in England in June of both years, as further details were revealed of the North American competition’s international plans.

Golf’s PGA Tour will stage its first event in the Dominican Republic next year after electing to elevate the tournament held on the developmental Tour.

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has been boosted by the agreement of a seven-year global broadcast deal with Dubai-based media group Taj Television.

ESPN Caribbean has acquired the rights for International Cricket Council (ICC) events and the Champions League Twenty20 through to 2015 in a deal with ESPN STAR Sports (ESS).

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

TelefC3nica S.A. has agreed a package of new media broadcast rights covering all 64 matches of the 2006 FIFA World Cup for almost all territories in Latin and South America.

Disney’s Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista, Florida has been awarded first round games in the inaugural World Baseball Classic.

The 2005 NBA All-Star events will be televised in 214 countries in 45 languages via 97 international telecasters.

The six nations competing in the first women’s World Cup of baseball have been confirmed.

Former Madison Square Garden president Bob Gutkowski has joined sports representation and marketing company CSMG as a vice chairman.

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has approved three new national members to its ranks.

The NBA has confirmed it has renewed a string of international television agreements with a number of long-time partners.

Dominican government leaders have applauded Santo Domingo's selection as host city for the 2003 Pan American games, but some opposition leaders dismissed spending on the sports event as inappropriate during recovery from a vicious hurricane.

The Fox network has signed a major multi-million dollar deal to begin broadcasting Dominican Republic baseball games.

Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has denied that the Olympic Games will change to a two-year cycle.

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

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.