Malaysian sports officials were dumbfounded after the country lost its bid to host the 2006 Asian Games to Qatar.

Brown County residents will vote this week on a non-binding naming-rights referendum for the 43-year-old Lambeau Field stadium, home to the Green Bay Packers.

A federal judge has ruled that a New York real estate developer, who put down a deposit of $20million in a bid to own the Washington Redskins, has lost his action to recover the sum.

US pay-per-view revenues have shown a 47% decrease in the third quarter of this year.

Ashursts, acting on behalf of TVDanmark, recently brought judicial review proceedings in the Court of Appeal against the Independent Television Commission (ITC).

Lachlan Murdoch, the 29-year-old son of global media baron, Rupert Murdoch has been appointed deputy chief operating officer of News Corp Ltd, the third most senior position in his father?s empire.

ESPN is to broadcast live coverage of a major golf tournament in Argentina later this year.

BSkyB has added to its line-up of tennis by securing the rights to this year?s Davis Cup final.

Negotiations between the New York Yankees and Madison Square Garden Network (MSG) over a new broadcast contract have been postponed beyond the deadline set by the two parties for the beginning of this week.

Sydney Games organisers are putting their money on hitting an Olympic record for ticket sales, even before the opening ceremony on Friday.

Commercial network ITV has secured an exclusive broadcast deal for the forthcoming Volvo Ocean Race in the UK.

Heavyweight Mike Tyson will return to the United States after two fights this year in Britain to face Poland's Andrew Golota on October 20, the promoters have confirmed.

North and South Korea may march together under the Olympic flag at the Sydney Olympics, and that could lead to powerful joint teams in international sporting arenas.

The naming rights to Sydney?s Olympic stadium have been sold to the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ).

Univision Communications, the US-based Spanish-language media company, has acquired the exclusive U.S. Spanish-language television rights to broadcast the final tournaments of the FIFA World Cup in 2002 and 2006.

Michael Page International, the global executive recruitment company, is to become headline sponsor of this year?s Australian Football Cup at the Foster?s Oval on October 7th.

All tests for banned substances carried out during the 2000 Tour de France proved negative, according to the International Cycling Union (UCI).

A new 24-hour soccer channel will be launched this year for the Asian market with the content initially available to audiences in Greater China, Hong Kong and Bejing.

New Zealand Cricket has extended its sponsorship agreement with Clear Channel, the Texas-based media company.

Canadian Major League Baseball franchise, the Toronto Blue Jays, has become the subject of a $150million buy out offer from Rogers Communications, a Toronto- based cable company.

Italian publisher and internet portal operator Seat Pagine Gialle has bought 50.1 percent of ticket agency TicketOne, a company that sells tickets for sports and cultural events by phone, internet and 350 retail outlets.

The draw for basketball?s upcoming season of Suproleague, Saporta Cup and Euroleague Women will be broadcast live via radio and video broadcast on

The Australian Football League (AFL) looks set to seek a new partner for logo rights on the match ball ? with an asking price of A$2m per year.

South Africa looked poised to win Africa the most prestigious sporting event in the continent's history on Thursday - the 2006 World Cup finals?and will bring you the news first.