An investment group led by former Washington Capitals co-owner Jon Ledecky and Scott Malkin has struck a deal to acquire a “substantial” minority stake in the New York Islanders that will increase to a controlling shareholding in the National Hockey League franchise in two years’ time.
Chapecoense has agreed a shirt sponsorship deal with financial services company Sicoob, while fellow Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A football club São Paulo has extended its partnership with food producer Urbano.
The NFL American football league has scheduled three regular-season games for London in 2018, with the new home of English Premier League football club Tottenham Hotspur set to host one game, rather than the two originally specified, in its first year of operation.
The French Football League (LFP) has suspended its goal-line technology (GLT) contract with GoalControl following further malfunctions experienced by the German company’s systems after it was issued a first formal warning last month.
Optus Stadium, a new 60,000-seat venue in the Australian city of Perth, has been granted approval by the International Cricket Council to stage international Test, limited overs and Twenty20 matches ahead of its official opening later this month.
The Fox Sports division of US network Fox has appointed Mark Silverman to the position of president of national networks, along with signing partnerships with Twitter, Snapchat and Hisense to bolster its coverage of the 2018 Fifa World Cup national team football tournament.