Jeremy Lin ranks in top 25 of 120 Sports/MVP Index’s Most Valued Athletes on Social Media in 2016

Jeremy Lin ranks in top 25 of 120 Sports/MVP Index’s Most Valued Athletes on Social Media in 2016 Russell Wilson & Odell Beckham Jr. Rank Highest; Wilson Claims Top Spot for Second Straight Year; NFL Dominates with 9 Athletes in Top 25   January 12, 2017 (CHICAGO) – The Seattle Seahawks Russell Wilson (No. 1), […]

NBA’s growth in China is creating a blue print for all other American sports

By: Matthew J Walker “Nothing or no one can be No. 1 in the world unless it is No. 1 in China.” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver made this statement to the Chinese media during this year’s ‘Global Games’ tour in China. 2016 was the 10th edition of the China Games, where the Houston Rockets and […]

Can A New American Basketball Venture Succeed In China With help From Yao Ming? It’s A Million Dollar Question…

by Tanner Simkins @TannerSimkins The Chinese government has earmarked basketball as one of its key growth sports in the coming years, and with a push at the marketing and grassroots level by the NBA, the sport has never been more popular in the country. NBA stars like Kobe Bryant and Dwayne Wade, Shane Battier and […]

10 sporting questions for the Year of the Monkey

After a breathless few weeks during which the entire sporting world has been talking about Chinese football (with yours truly quoted by AFP three times, FT twice, El Pais, Hicimos, Vice Sports and interviewed by CCTV, BBC and Al Jazeera among others), let’s take a look at a few stories that could be cropping up over the next 12 months… 1. Which high-priced foreign import […]

Beijing set to unveil new KHL club

China’s winter sports push continues with arrival of professional ice hockey franchise in the capital. Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives in Beijing this weekend and is set to sign around 30 new deals with Chinese President Xi Jinping, but the most interesting of all from a sporting perspective will be fresh details about Beijing’s new franchise […]

Brisbane Heat switches principal partner

Queensland Cricket has sealed a major partnership with member-based financial services provider CUA. The three-year deal sees CUA replace Linc Energy as principal partner of Big Bash League franchise Brisbane Heat. Added to the that, the company will be a premier partner of Queensland Cricket and a major partner of the Heat’s Women’s Big Bash League team. CUA branding will […]