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Stephon Marbury blasts Chinese Basketball Association shoe rules

Stephon Marbury

Ex-NBA star Stephon Marbury blasted the Chinese Basketball Association's strict sponsorship rules after he was fined for failing to cover up the logo on his own-brand shoes.

Wednesday, 5 December, 2012, 2:16am

Left Field: It's all or nothing in the money game

Nasser Hussain. Photo: AFP

A nonplussed reader wrote in a few days ago asking why we didn't mention a word about England's "historic victory" over India in the second test in Mumbai.

2 Dec 2012 - 4:27am

Left Field: Tobacco sponsor ban has hurt sports over the years

Ivan Lendl

It was 32 years ago that Ivan Lendl's star began rising. And one of the first titles in his career - he won 147 including eight grand slams - was in Hong Kong where he defeated American Brian Teacher 5-7, 7-6 (7-2), 6-3 in the final of a US$75,000 tournament at Victoria Park.

25 Nov 2012 - 2:45am

BMW to sponsor Hong Kong Derby

The Hong Kong Derby will have a change of sponsor from Mercedes-Benz to BMW.

The Hong Kong Derby will have a change of sponsor from one German prestige car maker to another when it is run later this season.

The Jockey Club's seven-year romance with Mercedes-Benz has ended, with the announcement yesterday that BMW will put its name on the Derby for the next five years.

8 May 2015 - 4:29pm

Hong Kong Open organisers wait on HK$1.6m fee

Iain Valentine of the HK Golf Association

The Hong Kong Golf Association is on tenterhooks as a HK$1.6 million sanction fee for hosting the UBS Hong Kong Open - the local game's lifeblood - has still not been confirmed.

A worst-case scenario could see the HKGA left penniless from the US$2 million showpiece come Sunday, which would be a "tremendous blow" to the game's governing body, said chief executive Iain Valentine.

15 Nov 2012 - 3:26am

A whole New World of real estate fireworks

New World Development aims to create fireworks with sponsorship of the city's New Year's Eve pyrotechnics. Photo: Nora Tam

Sun Hung Kai Properties and Henderson Land pulled out of sponsorship of the New Year's Eve fireworks last year, creating a headache for the Tourism Board.

30 Oct 2012 - 4:25am

Power of the mighty rupee comes to the fore: Narain Karthikeyan

Narain Karthikeyan

With the Indian Grand Prix on this weekend, this column poses the question: what's the point of Narain Karthikeyan? This is purely in racing terms, as I'm sure he's a splendid fellow.

25 Oct 2012 - 2:35am

Rabobank withdraws cycling team sponsorship after Armstrong scandal

Heleen Crielaard, Rabobank head of sponsoring, and Harold Knebel, director of the cycling team, listen to announcement. Photo: Reuters

The Lance Armstrong affair prompted a major sponsor to cut ties with cycling yesterday, raising questions about whether the sport can ever restore its tainted image.

20 Oct 2012 - 3:39am

New Year's Eve fireworks secure as New World signs up as sponsor

Lunar New Year fireworks display at Victoria Habour. Photo: Sam Tsang

One year after losing a major sponsor for the New Year's Eve fireworks display, tourism officials have found a replacement for the countdown show.

The Tourism Board yesterday signed a deal with New World Development to help fund the fireworks on December 31.

19 Oct 2012 - 3:34am

Reform on regulation of listing sponsors wins wide support

Eddy Fong says the regulator will decide at the end of this year on how to best use its HK$7.4 billion reserve. Photo: May Tse

The Securities and Futures Commission's controversial plan to tighten regulation on sponsors of new listings has gained community support, according to outgoing chairman Eddy Fong Ching.

Fong said the regulator was likely to reach a conclusion on how to implement the sponsor regulatory reform in late November or early December.

18 Oct 2012 - 4:47am

Cage home dwellers a worthier cause than Rory McIlroy

The Hong Kong Open is a professional golf tournament with a long and distinguished history.

Rory McIlroy is a young golfer with vast ability and charisma. He has the professional golfing world at his feet, and deservedly so.

23 Sep 2012 - 12:31am

Multitasker required for small team

A people person with a knack for securing sponsorships is called for this newly created role.

1 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Rules see sponsors baulk at taking on small firms

Tough requirements on sponsors in the proposed Growth Enterprise Market (GEM) are making them reluctant to take on small and medium-sized companies, according to accountants and potential issuers.

23 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Event marketers can go to top of the class

The growing field of sports marketing and entertainment management is the focus of a new night school programme aimed at Hong Kong professionals.

The Centre for Sports Marketing and Entertainment Management is a 10-week course which has been introduced to upgrade the overall professionalism of the industry through specialist training.

19 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Fears mount dropping events will have long-lasting impact and hurt tourism

THE region's sports calendar will be a little emptier this year, as sponsorship dollars dry up and the sporting associations cancel their less popular events.

30 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

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