Battier Talks China, Sports Business

Battier Talks China, Sports Business There is no secret that the sport of basketball is a critical aspect of the sports business growth strategy for China, and the NBA and its stars are front and center in that growth. A handful of NBA stars have clearly broken through in engagement in China, ranging from Stephon […]

TOPPS NOW™ Honors Ichiro Suzuki For His 3,000th Hit

TOPPS NOW™ Honors Ichiro Suzuki With Commemorative TOPPS NOW Cards For His 3,000th Hit Cards Available For Only 24 Hours At Topps.com (August 8, 2016) The Topps Company and their fast-growing on-demand platform TOPPS NOW™ today announced that they are honoring baseball legend Ichiro Suzuki with not one but two types of special cards for […]

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 […]