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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.

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.