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Nasdaq-listed sporting goods e-commerce company Global Sports has provided guidance for the fourth quarter of 2001 and for the full year 2002 that is significantly better than the current average of analysts' expectations for those periods.

Soccer Australia has forged ahead with its decision to give its primary broadcaster the Seven Network a larger role in the running of the sport by announcing the appointment of senior executive Shane Wood to the Soccer Australia Board.

Unilever – which includes amongst its brands Flora, long-time sponsor of the London Marathon - has appointed the sponsorship strategy consultancy Redmandarin to lead the development of best practice sponsorship guidelines for use by all its regions and brands worldwide.

Shoxygen Sports Marketing, the interactive online marketing solutions company for advertisers and publishers, has announced that AllianceSports/Rivals.com, Swell.com, Snowboarding.com and Boarding.com will be joining its network of sports related websites.

The government reviews of England’s beleaguered Wembley Stadium and the national athletics stadium at Picketts Lock, both being assessed by former Prison Service director Patrick Carter, will not be available until this Friday and next week respectively.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has asked the International Cricket Council (ICC) to "authoritatively" deal with India's refusal to play Pakistan in international cricket.

Heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson, who claims that a back injury forced him to pull out of his September 8 fight against Denmark’s Brian Nielson, is thought to be in talks with Don King about a new partnership.

CricInfo.com, the digital cricket information company, yesterday confirmed its billionth page view in 2001 – the first time that the site has passed this landmark in a calendar year.

German sportswear giant adidas will make significant strides by 2002, according to leading analysts at international investment bank Merrill Lynch.

Nike Golf has signed a deal with hotly-tipped golfer Bryce Molder.

Beer giant Foster’s has signed a new deal to sponsor Formula One’s Australian Grand Prix until 2006.

Swiss first division soccer club Sion have had seven points deducted as a penalty for failing to meet their licence obligations.

Directors of Alternative Investment Market (AIM)-listed sports marketing and management company Proactive Sports Group have purchased 320,000 shares in the company today, spending a total of nearly £75,000 ($108,000/B

UK broadcaster the BBC has won the domestic rights to the British Open Golf Championship – ending speculation it could lose out to a rival.

ESPN.com has completed the acquisition of web-based sports magazine SportsJones.com.

The New England Patriots have awarded Pepsi the exclusive soft drink pouring rights at CMGI Field as part of a new ten-year partnership agreement.

European internet sports network Sportal has finalised a new round of funding for its operations, which the company envisages will see it through to profitability in early 2002.

UK-based bookmaker Ladbrokes has signed a sponsorship deal with the World Pool Masters in a bid to promote its online gambling business. How to Develop Effective Sponsorship Programmes: A new report from SportBusiness Group: Click here

Joan Gaspart, president of Spanish soccer side Barcelona, has today vetoed efforts by the G-14 group of top European soccer clubs to expand the group’s club representation.

Tunisia's government, under fire at home and abroad for its human rights record, is banking on a forthcoming two-week international sport festival to present the "true reality" of the country, officials have said.