Round-Up: Tencent earnings report, IPL sponsorship targets, Diamond League returns, and more

BEIJING, CHINA - NOVEMBER 28: The internal view of Tencent (Beijing) headquarters building on November 28, 2019 in Beijing, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

Lars Graff has been appointed co-tournament director of the China Open tennis tournament. Former umpire Graff is currently VP of officiating at the ATP – China Open

FIM Endurance World Championship finale the Suzuka 8 Hours has been called off in 2020 as a result of Covid-19 travel restrictions in Japan. The race was scheduled for November 1 – FIM EWC

A 40-per-cent increase in gaming revenues helped Chinese technology giant Tencent to a 29-per-cent year-on-year increase in revenue, to 115bn yuan ($16.5bn) – CNBC

Chinese drinking water brand Nongfu Spring has agreed a deal to be the official water for Chinese Super League football club Shanghai SIPG  – SportsMoney.cn

Chinese female golfer He Muni has agreed a deal with putter manufacturer Bettinardi – SportsMoney.cn

The World Athletics Diamond League restarts its 2020 season with a meeting in Monaco tomorrow – Reuters/CNA

The Russian athletics federation said it has paid a multi-million-dollar fine to World Athletics for breaching anti-doping rules, in a move that may help it avoid expulsion from the sport – Reuters/CNA

The Board of Control for Cricket in India is aiming to generate Rs300 crore ($40m) over the coming days from new sponsorship deals for this year’s Indian Premier League – Times of India

The LPGA Shanghai tournament scheduled for October 15-18 has been cancelled due to Covid-19 – Reuters/CNA