SportBusiness Media staff

British bookmaker Ladbrokes has become the latest firm to back Australia’s National Basketball League under its commercial revamp.

Pay-television broadcaster BeIN Media Group has renewed exclusive rights in the US for the top divisions of football in Spain, Italy and France.

Paul Goze, the president of the Ligue Nationale de Rugby, has said that the auction for the domestic rights to the Top 14, the top division of rugby union in France, will take place before the end of January.

Payment services company MasterCard will sponsor the 2015 Copa America after reaching an agreement with Wematch, the commercial rights holder for the Latin American national team football tournament.

Korean electronics giant Samsung has signed a long-term agreement to remain as a worldwide partner of the International Paralympic Committee beyond the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has awarded the title sponsorship rights for all international series and domestic tournaments to be played in India during the 2013-14 season to media groups Star India and ESPN Software India.

The City of San Jose is set to agree a new five-year naming rights deal with SAP for the home arena of the NHL's Sharks.

Ultimate Fighting Championship has agreed a deal with Televisa Networks to air UFC in 20 Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America and launch a new pay-television network.

Uefa has confirmed new broadcast rights deals in the United States, Latin America and Turkey for the qualification competitions to Euro 2016 and the 2018 Fifa World Cup.

Owners of the Los Angles Dodgers MLB team, Guggenheim Baseball Management, are being forced to rework their local rights deal with Time Warner Cable, according to the New York Post.