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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A people person with a knack for securing sponsorships is called for this newly created role.1 Dec 2007 - 12:00am
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
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
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