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.

Brazilian soccer's latest scandal has taken a new twist after a private meeting of the country's leading directors was secretly recorded and then broadcast by a radio station.

The main shareholder in Romania's National Bucharest has had his licence withdrawn by the country's soccer federation for failing to honour the contracts of 15 players, a club official has said.

AFL club the North Melbourne Kangaroos has secured a two-year sponsorship deal with Mazda, worth more than A$2m ($1.05m/B

English soccer club Chelsea is in talks with Italian club Lazio about setting up a rival to the G14 group of top European clubs.