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Tiger Woods, who last week extended his marketing tie with sports gear giant Nike in one of the biggest endorsement packages ever, may surpass Babe Ruth, Michael Jordan or Pele as a celebrity endorser.

Artificial turf can be used for official international matches outside the finals of FIFA competitions, world soccer's governing body has said.

Al Nasr of the United Arab Emirates have become the latest side to withdraw from the Asian Club Championship, pulling out of their first round clash with Iraqi side Al Zawra.

The four-member Olympic Council of Asia's Evaluation Committee has arrived in Hong Kong's to scrutinise Hong Kong?s bid to host the 2006 Asian Games

UEFA Cup and European Super Cup winners Galatasaray and European champions Real Madrid will represent Europe at the second World Club Championship from July 29 to August 12 in Spain, FIFA said on Thursday.

Dubai has increased the value of the World Cup by $1 million to $5 million, making it the world's richest horse race, a local newspaper has reported.

Tim Clarke, chief director airline, Air Emirates, the new $36million shirt sponsors of Premier League club Chelsea, has told sportbusiness.com why the west London club was chosen as ?one of the cornerstones of the Emirates global portfolio of sponsorships?

The NBA should not use Michael Jordan's comeback as a major bargaining chip for a lucrative new television deal, American Broadcaster Turner Sports has warned.

The man who transformed the NBA and athlete endorsements – Michael Jordan – has confirmed he will return to the sport as a player.

The man who transformed the NBA and athlete endorsements – Michael Jordan – has confirmed he will return to the sport as a player.

Soccerex 2001 has been postponed until next April following the terrorist attacks in the US.

Kuwait has postponed next month's second West Asian Games because of tensions in the area following the attacks on the United States.

Basketball legend Michael Jordan will come out of retirement to play for the NBA's Washington Wizards, according to media reports – and could announce his comeback later today.

Michael Jordan – the man who revolutionised athlete endorsements - has decided not to hold a news conference this week to announce whether he is coming out of retirement because of last week's terror attacks in New York and Washington.

The man who revolutionised athlete endorsements in the sport industry, Michael Jordan, looks set to announce next his week his return to the NBA.

An official of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Football Association has told sportbusiness.com that assistance is required from international stadium companies in the renovation of the Middle-Eastern state’s soccer infrastructure

Bahrain is to spend $79million on building a Formula One racetrack in a move to raise the profile of the sport in the Gulf state.

Juan Antonio Samaranch today crushed any hope of Israel staging an Olympic Games "as long as there is war".

Should basketball legend Michael Jordan decide to make a comeback with the Washington Wizards, his return would come on October 30 in New York against home side, the Knicks.

The Extreme Sports Channel has extended its coverage beyond Europe after it signed a deal with pay-TV platform Showtime in the Middle East and Africa.

In recent years, the meteoric rise of technology, telecom and media (TMT) shares on the world's stock markets has changed the face of Formula One sponsorship. The recent downfall in the sector is now hurting the sport as it struggles keep sponsors.

The Thailand Football Association has written to FIFA to request a change of venue for their Asian World Cup qualifying match scheduled for Baghdad on Friday, a Thai official said on Tuesday.

A new plan enabling Michael Jordan to join the Washington Wizards' NBA franchise has reportedly been hatched by sports industry chiefs in New York.

Israel’s soccer league kicks off this weekend, and for many clubs the main goal will be avoiding relegation or surviving a season already overshadowed by cash problems.