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A Chinese-led consortium has won the contract to build a new stadium in Hanoi, Vietnam, as the venue for the 2003 Southeast Asia Games.

US restaurant chain Cracker Barrel is suing NASCAR and host broadcaster Fox over a lack of coverage for the firm’s title sponsorship of the Atlanta race held in March.

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.

Organisers of the Indianapolis Championships want to bump the men's tournament up to Masters Series level - just one below Grand Slam status.

The Philadelphia Eagles believe they have come up with a solution to the artificial turf problems that caused a pre-season game to be cancelled at the Veterans Stadium.

Atlanta will host the PGA Championships for the fourth time in 2011 after hosting it in 1976, 1981 and this year.

UK satellite channel SKY Sports has been awarded live rights to the US Open, the world's richest grand slam tennis event, for the next four years.

The World Anti-Doping Agency will locate its permanent headquarters in Montreal, with the aim of improving the credibility and effectiveness of its war on the use of drugs in sports.

Nasdaq-listed sporting goods e-commerce company Global Sports has provided guidance for the fourth quarter of 2001 and for the full year 2002 that is significantly better than the current average of analysts' expectations for those periods.

An NHL player agent has dismissed claims clubs are spending too much to attract the star names - despite mounting fears wage bills at some teams are spiralling out of control.

Canadian marketing company Galaxy Sports has acquired an exclusive license from Umbro Worldwide to sell, market and distribute Umbro branded products to retailers in the United States in a five years deal starting January 1 2002.

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

Pan-american Sports Network (PSN), the pay television sports network in Latin America will offer complete coverage of the US Open tennis from August 27 to September 9. has completed the acquisition of web-based sports magazine

US sporting goods retailer Big 5 Holdings Corp has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to raise $115 million ( B

Greece and Cyprus have agreed to send two satellites into space to advance telecommunications in the region and assist in transmission of the 2004 Athens Olympics.

Extreme sports showcase the X Games, organised by US broadcaster ESPN, attracted total crowds of more than 235,000 during its 11 days of competition.