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Sep 18, 2020 18:09

LaLiga, PortAventura World launch €150m entertainment project

MADRID: LaLiga and PortAventura World Friday announced a joint venture to create The Beat Challenge, a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience to be enjoyed both within PortAventura World and beyond.

This follows a strategic agreement between the two entities seeking to link football and entertainment through various digital…

Sep 18, 2020 18:09

Messi wins legal battle to register his name as a trademark

FOOTBALL SUPERSTAR LIONEL MESSI has won a nine-year legal battle to register his name as a trademark, with the European Union's top court ruling in his favour.

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg dismissed an appeal moved by a Spanish cycling company Massi and the EU’s Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) over…

Sep 18, 2020 17:09

Colgate official 'Smile Partner' for 6 IPL teams

MUMBAI: Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited, the market leader in Oral Care in the country, has collaborated as the official Smile Partner with six teams at the upcoming Indian Premier League 2020.

The teams include Delhi Capitals, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals, and Sunrisers Hyderabad…

Sep 18, 2020 17:09

Delhi Capitals salutes COVID warriors from the city

NEW DELHI: Earlier this year, as the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the world, countless frontline workers risked their lives for the sake of others, with their selfless efforts. As a small token of gratitude, Delhi Capitals, through its digital initiative "Salaam Dilli", recognised the contribution of some frontline workers from Delhi NCR…

Sep 18, 2020 17:09

Bayern Munich to kick off league season behind closed doors

MUNICH: City Officials have conveyed Bayern Munich must kick off the new Bundesliga season behind closed doors because of a rising coronavirus infection rate in the Bavarian capital, said a press release by AFP.

Germany's politicians have given Bundesliga clubs the green light to allow the partial return of fans into stadiums…

Sep 18, 2020 17:09

Fed Cup changes name to honour tennis great Billie Jean King

LONDON: The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has announced that the Fed Cup, the women’s world cup of tennis, has been renamed the Billie Jean King Cup by BNP Paribas.

It is the first time a major global team competition has been named after a woman, ushering in a new era for the historic tournament and representing a…

Sep 18, 2020 17:09

Centre does not need HC’s consent to recognise sports bodies: SC

NEW DELHI: In a relief to the Centre and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), the Supreme Court on Thursday said the Centre need not seek the consent of the Delhi High Court before granting recognition to various sports federations under the National Sports Code.

The Union Sports Ministry on Thursday welcomed the apex court's…

Sep 18, 2020 17:09

IFA scores commercial rights agreement with Accord Sports VDK

KOLKATA: The Indian Football Association (IFA), governing body of the Beautiful Game in West Bengal, on Thursday announced outdoor advertising firm Accord Sports VDK as their new commercial partner.

As per the terms of the four-year deal, IFA will get Rs 140 million from the company, which hold the commercial rights for all…

Sep 18, 2020 16:09

RR co-owners propose internal share transfer: Report

MUMBAI: Emerging Media Sporting Holding - the parent company that owns Rajasthan Royals and second-highest shareholder of the three stakeholders that own the Indian Premer League franchise - is reportedly set to increase its stake in the franchise by 13.4%, through a proposed all-cash deal worth $26 million (Rs 1.9+ billion), pending…

Sep 18, 2020 16:09

Digital celeb is face of fantasy sports platform Faboom

NEW DELHI: Fantasy sports platform Faboom has announced Indian YouTube star Bhuvan Bam as its brand ambassador.

Bhuvan, who is one of the earliest and biggest YouTube stars in India, will be the face of Faboom during this season of Indian Premier League. Through this association, he will create content and promote the brand's…