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Online and telephone betting service have signed an exclusive broadcast and betting agreement with the Irish Greyhound Board, offering access to the Irish Tote.

News Corp. has named Brian Mulligan, a former top executive at both Universal Pictures and its Seagram Co. parent, chairman of its Fox Television unit.

The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron said on Thursday it had accepted the first German challenge for the America's Cup in the competition's 150 year history.

September's Sydney Olympics should be a financial success after being praised worldwide as the greatest Games in history, Olympic leaders said on Tuesday. is to provide production and live webcasting for the NCAA's Men's Water Polo Championship.

The International Basketball League and ABA 2000 - two of professional US basketball's minor league's - are teaming up to create one minor basketball league.

Fans of Major League Baseball?s Chicago White Sox are set for a price increase in tickets ? the first since 1997.

Daktronics, Inc. is to design and build a $7.9 million integrated scoring and video display system for the new American Airlines Centre under construction in Dallas, Texas.

Olympic tennis could suffer in 2004 because of a scheduling clash with the U.S. Open, Larry Scott, head of the ATP Tour, has said.

Daktronics, the US electronic scoreboard supplier, has been contracted to design and build a transportable display system for the New York Racing Association (NYRA).

Two U.S. professors said they have won gold with a study predicting Olympic medal totals for different countries based on economic rather than athletic models.

China's largest mobile phone company has postponed plans to begin charging customers for wireless internet service, citing slack demand.

Shares in Major League Baseball team the Cincinnati Reds, owned by Carl A Kroch, who died last year, have been bought by the club?s owners.

New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner has taken a take in hot-rod racing by investing between $1million and $2million in an NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series team.

The New England Patriots have sold the naming rights to their new stadium to internet conglomorate CMGI in exchange for at least $114 million over 15 years. The stadium will be called CMGI Field.

The Arena Football League Board of Directors has awarded Dallas Cowboys owners Jerry Jones, Jerry Jones Jr. and Stephen Jones an Arena Football League expansion team for Dallas.

A Major League Baseball committee report suggesting that the all the league's teams share 40-50 percent of their local revenue is likely to receive a cool reaction from the New York Yankees.