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The sacked president of Sri Lanka's cricket board was granted bail on Monday as police sought his arrest over fraud allegations that have plagued the game in the country.

Former US President Bill Clinton wanted to be the $3 million man of Brisbane's Goodwill Games.

The 2002 Australian Open will be the first Grand Slam to offer spectators the chance to see wheelchair tennis players in tournament action, Tennis Australia (TA) president Geoff Pollard said on Monday.

Australian sports fans soon may have to pay to see Australia play cricket in countries other than Britain and a host of other events deemed too unpopular to deserve free-to-air television coverage.

Attheraces, the new name for the Go Racing consortium backed by Arena Leisure, BSkyB and Carlton Communications, has appointed three additional members of the senior management team to supplement last month’s recruitment of marketing director Gavin Bisdee.

The England and Wales Cricket Board is monitoring unrest in Zimbabwe which could threaten England's tour of the country.

A Sydney building company has been fined almost US$50,000 (B

The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) will be given a new stand and a capacity of 100,000 people in time for the 2006 Commonwealth Games, but lose its 1928 members' pavilion in a US$200 million (B

The Malaysian Hockey Federation (MHF) is hoping to raise US$3 million (B

New Zealand-based venture capital firm IT Capital (ITC) has updated investors on the fortunes of its investment portfolio, which includes the sports broadcast enhancement company, Virtual Spectator.

Satellite channel British Eurosport scored its highest ever TV ratings for its coverage of the World Athletics Championships from Edmonton, Canada.

Australia’s second largest pay-TV provider Austar United Communications has seen its operating losses widen in its latest set of financial results.

Online sports technology provider, iSport UK and sports technology consultants, Play-Sport New Media are to merge their UK operations, sportbusiness.com has learned.

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.

Alternative Investment Market (AIM)-listed sports player management and marketing agency Proactive Sports Group has reported a total of 36 player transfer deals in its football division since being admitted to AIM in May this year.

The Australian National Basketball League has cemented its multi-million-dollar deal with sports marketing company Sportsworld Media Group.

Sportsworld Media Group, the London-based sports marketing group, has finalised its $3m (B

The Australian Football League (AFL) Commission has begun a meeting with clubs after three club presidents spoke out on the eve of the meeting about the need for the league to maintain the viability of all 16 clubs.