Football

TVB has acquired the free-to-air and pay-television rights to broadcast the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Hong Kong.

Football’s governing body UEFA has banned Romanian side Rapid Bucharest from qualifying for one European competition after it missed a deadline to pay debts.

Carlos Slim has suffered a blow in his efforts to grow his football empire after the owners of Mexico’s 18 top-flight Liga MX clubs voted in favour of banning one person or company from owning more than one team.

Major League Soccer (MLS) has announced that English Premier League club Manchester City and Major League Baseball's New York Yankees have teamed up to acquire MLS' 20th expansion club.

Grupo Petrópolis has secured a 10-year naming rights deal for 2014 World Cup venue, Recife’s Arena Pernambuco.

Half of Britons believe that football, horse racing and cycling are plagued with dishonesty and cheating, according to a recent poll.

Alexander Djordjadze, deputy CEO of the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia, has said the country is struggling to improve its accommodation ahead of hosting the event.

Manchester United has received a record broadcast payment of £60.8m for the 2012-13 Premier League season.

President of La Liga giants Real Madrid, Florentino Perez, has declared that he will campaign to keep his position in the June 16 elections.

Wananchi Group has defended its broadcast deal with Kenyan Premier League club AFC Leopards, stating it does not interfere with the league’s agreement with SuperSport.

Recently retired David Beckham is in preliminary discussions to purchase a Major League Soccer franchise.

The FA has agreed a four-year deal for Continental Tyres to become an official supporting partner of the National Football Centre. 

Major League Soccer has announced a multi-year partnership with Microsoft to promote its Windows 8 platform.

Football’s governing body UEFA has halved Malaga’s suspension from all European competitions in line with financial fair play rules.

Holsten has agreed a three-year extension to its long-running partnership with 1.Bundesliga football club Hamburg SV.

AS Monaco has filed two legal suits against the French Football League (LFP) in a tax dispute that has sparked calls from Ligue 1 clubs to stop Monaco from entering the top flight.

Manchester City is due to announce a £50 million redevelopment project that will boost capacity at the club’s Etihad Stadium by 6,000 seats.

Ligue 1 football club Paris Saint-Germain has agreed a five-year extension to its partnership with Emirates, according to French media reports.

Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) vice-president Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah has revealed talks are underway for a possible joint bid from the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries for the 2034 FIFA World Cup.

English Premier League football club Fulham has announced a new “long-term” kit partnership with Adidas.

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has backtracked on comments that Sao Paulo could be stripped of World Cup host city status by guaranteeing that it will retain its key position at next year’s tournament.

The Swiss government is proposing to tighten anti-corruption laws, citing international sporting federations based in the country as targets of the suggested changes.

Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino has stated this morning that he will follow executive chairman Nicola Cortese out of the club if he decides to leave.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has admitted that hosting the 2022 World Cup in the heat of a Qatari summer is not “rational or reasonable”.