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  • Hacker group Anonymous threatens cyber attack on FIFA World Cup sponsors May 31, 2014

    Sao Paulo: The hacker group Anonymous is preparing a cyber-attack on corporate sponsors of the World Cup in Brazil to protest the lavish spending on the soccer games in a country struggling to provide basic services, said a hacker with knowledge of the plan on Friday. Earlier this week, Anonymous attacked...
  • UPA woos minorities, to fully sponsor pre-matriculation scholarships February 27, 2014

    New Delhi: In yet another move to woo voters, the Union government has decided to fully fund the pre-matriculation scholarships for minority students. Earlier, Centre sponsored the scholarships only partially. Minority Affairs Minister Rahman Khan informed about the latest offering by the government on Wednesday. Last year in May, Supreme Court had...
  • BCCI devalued, Star-ESPN bags title rights for Rs 2 cr per game October 3, 2013

    News Delhi: In light of the recent spot-fixing and betting scandal in the Indian Premier League, the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) brand value has taken a serious hit, with Star India Pvt. Ltd. and ESPN Software India Pvt. Ltd. bagging the title rights for home series...
  • Airtel roped in as I-League's title sponsor September 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Just a day before its start, the I-League got its title sponsor with the Airtel being roped in for the 2013-14 edition of the tournament. All India Football Federation and its commercial partner IMG-Reliance have been getting flak from several quarters for not finding a sponsor for the I-League...
  • BCCI invites bids for sponsorship rights September 19, 2013

    Mumbai: The Indian Cricket Board on Thursday invited bids for the title sponsorship rights of BCCI's international and domestic matches after telecom giant Airtel decided not to renew its contract. "The Board of Control for Cricket in India has published an ITT (Invitation to Tender) for Title Sponsorship rights for BCCI...
  • BCCI marketing committee to finalise new sponsor for matches in India September 18, 2013

    Mumbai: The BCCI marketing committee headed by Union Minister Farooq Abdullah will meet on Thursday to decide on the new title sponsors for the international matches in India after telecom major Airtel decided against renewing their contract. The BCCI will be inviting new tender bid documents from corporate houses who are...
  • Scottish Open retains sponsor, place on schedule July 13, 2013

    Inverness: The Scottish Open will keep its slot on the European Tour schedule as the warm-up tournament ahead of the British Open for at least the next four years after retaining its title sponsor. Investment firm Aberdeen Asset Management will stay on as the sponsor of the event through 2017, providing...
  • Will brand IPL take a hit after the spot-fixing scandal? May 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Will brand IPL take a hit after the new spot-fixing scandal? CNN-IBN takes a look at companies that are investing crores in the game. If the fall in ratings was not bad enough, the spot-fixing scandal has put the most successful cricket brand in a fix. Till now, tight...
  • Those spreading rumours 'jealous' of Modi, says Jolly April 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi BJP Vice-President Vijay Jolly on Tuesday claimed the meeting of US Congressmen with Narendra Modi was not sponsored and those spreading such rumours were "jealous" of the Gujarat Chief Minister. "The trip hasn't been sponsored by either BJP or Gujarat government. These rumours are being spread by...
  • 'US closely consulted with India on Lankan resolution' March 27, 2013

    Washington: The United States has worked with India throughout the process on the US-sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Commission (UNHRC), Obama administration's point man on South Asia has said. "We worked very closely with India throughout the process and we indeed welcomed some of the...
  • Viacom18's Colors pulls out of Wharton forum March 7, 2013

    Washington: Another key sponsor of the Wharton India Economic Forum (WIEF) has pulled out of the prestigious annual meet in the wake of the organiser's decision to cancel a keynote address by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. The webpage of WIEF showed Colors' channel, which is Viacom18's flagship brand in...
  • US sues disgraced cyclist Armstrong for sponsor money February 23, 2013

    Washington: The United States accused cyclist Lance Armstrong on Friday of defrauding the US Postal Service by taking its sponsorship money at the same time he was doping and using performance-enhancing drugs in violation of cycling rules. The government joined a civil suit against Armstrong, stripped of his Tour de France...
  • Sponsors put Man Utd on course to meet financial goals February 14, 2013

    Deals with new sponsors put English soccer club Manchester United(MANU.N) on course to hit financial targets this year, matching the club's success on the pitch so far this season. United, top of the Premier League, signed six new sponsorship deals with companies around the globe in the last three months of...
  • BCCI invites bids for new IPL title sponsor October 29, 2012

    New Delhi: The BCCI Monday initiated the process of finding a new title sponsor for the Indian Premier League by floating tender notices for the same. After realty firm DLF ended its five-year-long association with the IPL as the title sponsor in August, the BCCI has formally started looking for a...
  • ECB seeks new team sponsor October 22, 2012

    London: English cricket is searching for a new shirt sponsor for its national teams after Brit Insurance said it would not renew its contract beyond 2014. The insurance company became England's sponsor in 2010 on a four-year deal, in which time the team rose to the top of the Test and...
  • US not to designate Pak a state sponsor of terror September 8, 2012

    Washington: There is no move by the US to begin the process of designating Pakistan as a state sponsor of terrorism, officials said, after the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton informed the Congress that the Haqqani network is being designated as a global terrorist organisation. Such a statement from senior US...
  • Title sponsor DLF parts ways with IPL August 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The Indian Premier League has lost its title sponsor after real estate giant DLF declined to renew its five-year deal, a company spokesman said on Tuesday. "We have just stepped off the IPL," DLF group executive director Rajeev Talwar told the Press Trust of India. "Sponsoring the IPL over...
  • Liverpool sponsors disappointed by Suarez affair February 14, 2012

    London: Liverpool's biggest sponsors criticized the club on Monday for their conduct during the fractious Premier League match against Manchester United that was marred by Luis Suarez's refusal to shake hands with Patrice Evra. The image of one of England's most successful teams took another battering on Saturday when Suarez snubbed...
  • BCCI refuses to give in to Sahara February 13, 2012

    The BCCI has put the ball in the Sahara Group's court, saying no exception would be made for them, while reiterating that Pune Warriors would be allowed to seek a replacement for Yuvraj Singh within the rules. ...
  • Volkswagen becomes official partner for IPL-4,5 December 23, 2010

    New Delhi: Europe's leading automobile firm, Volkswagen, became the official partner for the fourth and fifth season of the Indian Premiere League. It is the first German car brand to become official partners in the IPL. "We are extremely happy to commence what will certainly be a fruitful association with Volkswagen....
  • Don't teach us democracy lessons: Krishna to Pak September 29, 2010

    New York: India struck back at Pakistan for its Foreign Minister's remarks in the UN General Assembly. A day after External Affairs minister S M Krishna said he was disappointed by S M Qureshi's speech that criticised India for the violence in Kashmir, Krishna got tougher during his address at...
  • NTPC threatens to pull out of CWG sponsorship August 17, 2010

    New Delhi: The New Delhi Commonwealth Games has been moving from one controversy to another. With just 48 days to go, it is becoming increasingly clear that the Games will fall short of the sponsorship targets. After allegations of corruption not just the private sector but even public sector giants like...
  • Dow Chemical signs deal with Olympic Council July 17, 2010

    New York: Dow Chemical Co said on Friday it would become a global sponsor of the Olympics, hoping it can bring in more than $1 billion of revenue in the next 10 years by supplying material to build game facilities and bolstering its brand. Financial terms of the deal were not...
  • Woods turns down $75 million sponsorship offer March 26, 2010

    Dublin: Tiger Woods has turned down a $75 million sponsorship offer from Paddy Power, the Irish bookmaker said on Friday, adding it would make an improved offer to the golfer. The 14-times major champion winner was dumped by sports drink brand Gatorade last week, the third major corporate sponsor to abandon...
  • Woods' sex-affair costs $12 billion, says survey March 26, 2010

    New York: Sponsors of golf superstar Tiger Woods have lost around USD 5 million to 12 billion since reports of his extramarital affairs broke out, a new survey has said. The new study by the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) examined stock market returns for the 13 trading days that...
  • Woods Inc crumbling: Sponsors rethink deals March 26, 2010

    New Delhi: Golf champ Tiger Woods is getting the cold shoulder from not just his wife but his sponsors too. In October, Forbes magazine named Woods the first athlete to earn $1 billion. However, just a quarter of it comes from golf and the rest from endorsements. But now Woods...
  • Woods' troubles swiping sports sponsorship market December 15, 2009

    Chicago: Tiger Woods has just made life a whole lot tougher for athletes looking to score big deals to pitch a company's products or services. The lurid, unrelenting media coverage of the world No 1 golfer's fall from grace over a sex scandal will hurt the multi-billion dollar sponsorship market as...
  • Trapped in sex scandal, Woods lose on sponsors March 26, 2010

    Miami: Fans and colleagues of golfer Tiger Woods on Saturday lamented the stunning fall from grace of one of the world's sporting titans, and commercial sponsor Gillette said it would limit his role in its marketing. The announcement by Procter & Gamble's Gillette, which had featured the world's No 1 golfer...
  • Manchester United in talks with new shirt sponsor: Report June 3, 2009

    New Delhi: The ambiguous financial future of current Manchester United sponsors AIG is causing the club to seek other options elsewhere in case the firm are, as speculated, forced to prematurely end their link with the Premier League champions. As such, the Old Trafford outfit have been holding talks with insurance...
  • AIG-Manchester United sponsorship deal to end January 21, 2009

    London: American insurance giant AIG said on Wednesday it would not renew its shirt sponsorship deal with European and world club football champions Manchester United. The American company also said in a statement e-mailed to Reuters that it was "in active discussions" with the club regarding the current four-year $100 million...