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Euroleague Basketball has signed a 10-season deal with the IMG Events & Media agency to establish a new joint-venture to operate relaunched European club competitions from the start of the 2016-17 season.

The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has confirmed the addition of a second Russian event to its 2016 calendar.

The IMG agency has announced the appointment of Paul Bellamy as the new managing director of the International Motorsport Federation’s (FIA) World Rallycross Championship (World RX).

The IMG College division of the IMG agency has acquired US mobile hospitality company TopShelf and has agreed a multi-year partnership with Princeton University.

The IMG agency has furthered its presence in eSports by signing global representation deals with the Cloud9, Dignitas and SK Gaming organisations.

The WME-IMG agency has furthered its presence in the live event productions market by agreeing to acquire Professional Bull Riders (PBR), the world’s premier bull riding circuit.

The IMG agency has entered into an agreement with the promotional and management companies of world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko to represent and promote female boxing star Cecilia Brækhus.

Spanish Liga football club Barcelona has entered into a strategic relationship with IMG for the agency to exclusively represent its commercial interests in mainland China.

The WME-IMG agency has further bolstered its presence in the golf market by acquiring talent agency Icon Sports Management.

The WME-IMG agency has completed the acquisition of Global eSports Management (GEM) a global full-service eSports talent agency that manages a range of clients from across the gaming industry.

The IMG agency has extended its agreements with the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) to remain as the exclusive distributor of live scoring fastpath data for the premier tours in men’s and women’s tennis until 2020.

The WME-IMG agency has signed a worldwide marketing and management representation agreement with rising tennis star Genie Bouchard.

Tom Berrington and Seth Holmes, former vice-presidents at IMG, have set-up Rise, a sports marketing and rights representation agency based in Dubai.

USA Rugby, the national governing body for rugby union in the United States, has signed a 10-year partnership with the IMG agency which seeks to further boost the development of the sport in the country.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has appointed IMG Media executive Tom Harrison as its new chief executive officer.

The World Rallycross Championship has announced the addition of Barcelona to its 2015 calendar, with an initial one-year deal struck with a view towards a long-term partnership.

German Handball Bundesliga club Rhein-Neckar Löwen has signed a 10-year marketing partnership with the IMG agency.

European football’s governing body Uefa has appointed the IMG Licensing division of the IMG agency as master licensee for all of its national team competitions until 2017.

Series promoter IMG Motorsports has confirmed that the Argentinian city of San Luis will stage the final round of the inaugural season of the World Rallycross Championship.

The much-hyped Indian Super League (ISL) took another major step towards its launch on Sunday as the likes of Spanish Liga club Atletico Madrid, cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar (pictured) and Sourav Ganguly and Bollywood stars were confirmed as owners of the eight teams that will compete in the new football competition.

Tennis superstar Maria Sharapova has added to her growing commercial interests by agreeing a partnership which sees her become a co-owner of skincare brand Supergoop.

The IMG agency will support the launch of a new Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) event in China later this year.

IMG-Reliance, commercial and marketing partner of the All India Football Federation (AIFF), has launched a tender process for acquisition of franchises for the delayed Indian Super League (ISL) project.

The IMG Swiss division of the IMG agency has been appointed as the exclusive marketing partner of European action sports event Freestyle.ch.