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Pay-television broadcaster beIN Media Group has secured exclusive rights across multiple international territories to tonight’s final of the ÖFB Cup, the national knockout clubs tournament in Austria.

Certain international athletes have been allowed to take part in sporting competition in the United States in the coming weeks amid the global Covid-19 pandemic

Poland’s Ekstraklasa has struck broadcast deals in some key European markets as the league continues its preparations to return to action on May 29 following the Covid-19 shutdown.

Fina, the global governing body for aquatic sports, has moved this year’s World Swimming Championships (25m) in Abu Dhabi to 2021 amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

There have been six positive Covid-19 tests from English Premier League players or club staff after the league's first phase of testing - Sky Sports

The president of the German football federation and the chairman of Bayern Munich are proposing a salary cap for professional football in Europe

Javier Tebas, the president of LaLiga , is appealing to the English Premier League to judiciously examine the planned £300m ($378m/€345m) takeover of Newcastle United by Saudi Arabian investors.

World Athletics president Sebastian Coe told the Financial Times that the organisation is in talks with the International Olympic Committee about how much of athletics' planned share of this year's Olympic…

Dubai’s reputation as an ever-changing metropolis that refuses to stand still contrasts with a carefully-crafted sports events strategy that has demonstrated remarkable consistency stretching back years.

CR7 wins best player at Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai Special career award for Brazil legend Ronaldo

Abu Dhabi will take centre stage as two of the world’s top football competitions, the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017-2018 and AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019, come to town. Alexis Dijksterhuis of Abu Dhabi-based ticketing and events company FLASH Entertainment is relishing the prospect.

Sport in Saudi Arabia is on the cusp of enormous change. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman – the heir to the kingdom’s throne and one of the two most powerful men in the country along with his father, King Salman bin Abdulaziz – has targeted sport as one of the vehicles of his ambitious plan to transform the country.

Israel-based Bank Hapoalim B.M. (BHBM) and its Swiss subsidiary, Hapoalim Ltd, have agreed to forfeit $20.7m (€18.9m) and pay a fine of $9.3

Syrian Premier League football is set to make a return in late May, while the United Arab Emirates aims to restart its top-tier Pro League in August, after all football activities were suspended in the…

Iran has officially submitted its bid for hosting the AFC Asian Cup in 2027, a spokesman of the country’s football federation has confirmed.

BeIN Sports, the global pay-television broadcaster, has expanded its on-demand offer in the Middle East and North Africa with Fifa World Cup content, documentaries and behind-the-scenes footage as the…

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) has acquired a 5.7

Israel is to host its first-ever World Championships in any gymnastics discipline after being chosen to stage the 2024 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has today (Thursday) announced that Doha and Riyadh will contest the hosting rights for the 2030 Asian Games, setting up another battleground in the ongoing enmity between…

BeIN Media Group chairman and Paris Saint-Germain president, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, has seen his request to have three prosecutors recused in the ongoing Swiss case against him rejected by the country’s Fe…

Yousef al-Obaidly, chief executive of Qatar-based pay-television broadcaster beIN Media Group, has written to Premier League chief executive Richard Masters and the chairmen of the respective clubs, urging…

The Pakistan Cricket Board is preparing a joint bid for five to six International Cricket Council events in conjunction with the Emirates Cricket Board

The long-running sale of English Premier League club Newcastle United looks imminent, with reports that an agreement laying out a deal with Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund has been submitted to the…

BeIN Media Group, the international pay-television broadcaster, has acquired rights in a number of territories to the All at Home Gaming Cup, a new esports competition launched by French Ligue 1 side Paris…

World Athletics’ Diamond League has become the latest event to be suspended in response to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. 

Motorcycle racing championship MotoGP has cancelled its season-opening race in Qatar that was due for March 8

Organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Asia and Oceania boxing qualifier in Amman, Jordan next month have secured several sponsors for the event

A raft of sports events in Korea have been cancelled or put under threat after a spike in coronavirus cases in the country

The English Premier League has begun a search to recruit a head of media-rights sales in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

National Olympic Committees from Central Asia met in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan at the weekend and agreed to revive a regional games in 2021

London-based sports marketing agency CSM has been appointed to play a major role in a new joint venture between Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company, the sovereign wealth fund of the Kingdom of Bahrain, …

The Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) has submitted an application to host the 2027 edition of the Asian Cup national team tournament

The International Table Tennis Federation has agreed a sponsorship deal with Chinese sports content, marketing and entertainment platform LD Sports

The Infront agency has acquired a stake in the AI-based video tracking and analytics company, Videocites, and will introduce the firm’s technology to its rights clients.

Saudi Arabia is reportedly close to extending its presence in the global sports market with a £340m (€403.9m/$444.9m

Movez, an Israeli start-up company that is launching a mobile app for football skills, has become the latest company in which the German Football League (DFL) has acquired shares