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The Texas-based seven-team World Indoor Soccer League (WISL) is looking for a three-year sponsorship deal worth between $300,000 and $500,000 per year.

After thirteen years, Ryder System Inc., is giving up the role of title sponsor of the Doral-Ryder Open, the PGA Tour tournament held at Doral Country Club in Miami.

A scientist at Sydney's top Olympic training centre, the New South Wales Academy of Sport, has been suspended after being charged with illegally importing steroids ordered over the Internet.

A U.S. federal judge stripped heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis of his World Boxing Association (WBA) title on Wednesday for agreeing to fight Michael Grant instead of the higher-ranked John Ruiz.

Multipole International has extended its present 2000 Latin American soccer rights of the Copa del Rey and Spanish SuperCup.

John Krimsky, former deputy secretary general and managing director business affairs of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), has been named president of YankeeNets Properties and chief marketing officer of YankeeNets, the completed merger between the Yankees, New Jersey Nets and the recently affiliated New Jersey Devils.

Most players in this year's Euro 2000 tournament will have to pay 18 percent of their earnings in tax, tournament officials have announced.

Four Italian Serie A soccer clubs have said they did not plan to leave pay-TV group Stream but could sell their stake to co-shareholders Telecom Italia and Rupert Murdoch's News Corp for the right price.

The 2000 NBA All-Star Game, taking place in the San Francisco Bay Area, February 11- 13, will be shown in 205 countries, with a potential audience of 750million households.

Imola staged what will probably be its last motorcycling Grand Prix for the foreseeable future on Sunday after years as one of the world's most challenging circuits.

YankeesNets, the new holding company of the soon to be merged New York Yankees and the New Jersey Nets, is considering selling stock to the public, according to a published report by Crain's New York Business.

Shareholders of the Montreal Expos have said they had reached agreement in principle to transfer control of the financially ailing Major League Baseball team and keep it in the city.

The latest professional sports study published by Paul Kagan Associates, has concluded that $4 billion worth of proposed new stadium construction will revive fan interest in some of Major League Baseball's depressed markets.

A total of $647,600 in prize money will be awarded at the inaugural Winter Goodwill Games in Lake Placid, New York, from February 17-20, organisers have announced.

Major League Baseball owners has voted unanimously to approve the sale of the Montreal Expos to a group headed by New York art dealer Jeffrey Loria.

Olympic chief Juan Antonio Samaranch said he would be prepared to return to the United States for further questioning about corruption in the Olympic movement.

Darby Sanchez has been appointed vice-president of sales for the Latin American and Florida regions at GlobeCast America.