Singapore?s City TV will be the only free-to-air channel to bring viewers live television coverage of the UEFA Champions League this season.

Swedish international television agency IEC in Sports has acquired the worldwide TV rights for two IAAF Athletics meets in Japan ? the IAAF Grand Prix in Osaka on May 12 and the IAAF SuperMeet in Yokohama on September 15, 2001.

Despite crackdowns and steep penalties, illegal betting on horse racing in Singapore is still a bustling S$10 million (US$5.72 million) a month business.

Four foreign soccer players in Singapore have been arrested in connection with a local match-fixing probe, according to a local media report.

The world's richest man, Bill Gates, plans to offer #1billion ($1.6bn) to secure television rights for England's Premier League soccer, a Singapore newspaper quoted Football Association (FA) commercial director Phil Carling as saying.

Sponsorship Information Services Ltd (SiS) are to open offices in Asia.

News Corp's latest financial results for the second quarter 2001 have shown that Asian joint venture ESPN Star Sports (ESS) is still $21million (?23.4m) in debt.

India's government has reacted sharply to a threat by the country's cricket board to boycott the World Cup until the government clarifies playing guidelines.

Manchester United wants to increase sales from its merchandising operation abroad by transferring responsibility for its overseas stores to regional partners with local expertise.

Pakistan cricketers, dogged by allegations of corruption, will have an undercover agent assigned to spy on them during home and away tours, according to local media reports.

Nike is to open 10 new flagship stores in Asia-Pacific amid growing optimism about the economic recovery in the region, according to Financial Times registered sources.

Satellite providers NTL and Williams Vyvx Services have announced an alliance to deliver comprehensive occasional video services to the global broadcasting community.

The ASEAN Football Federation has announced that Singapore and Indonesia will share the hosting rights for next year's Tiger Cup.

India's cricket board has threatened to boycott the World Cup and the ICC Knockout Cup until the Indian government clarifies its policy on playing in "non-regular" venues, a top board official has said.

Singapore?s free-to-air sports channel SportsCity has won a hat-trick of prizes in their first year of broadcasting., the world's largest sports online media will enter the Korean market when it open Korea ( today.

The NFL is planning to show Sunday afternoon football in the Netherlands, Austria and Singapore via the Internet starting this weekend.