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US tech giants GoDaddy and Uber have made significant investments in the Official Partner tier for the ICC Cricket World Cup.

Chinese smartphone brand Oppo has combined the launch of its flagship Reno handset with its ICC Cricket World Cup campaign: #BeAShotmaker.

Top team deals Phillip Morris International’s (PMI) sponsorship of Scuderia Ferrari is the biggest Formula One team deal of 2019.

Top team deals Phillip Morris International’s (PMI) sponsorship of Scuderia Ferrari is the biggest Formula One team deal of 2019.

The Haas F1 Team has reached the end of an era with former title sponsor Rich Energy, after the company rebranded itself and forced out controversial founder and chief executive William Storey

British drinks brand Rich Energy has published legal documents purporting to show that it has terminated its sponsorship deal with the Haas F1 Team, despite Haas’s claims to the contrary.

British drinks brand Rich Energy is still the title sponsor of the Haas Formula One Team, despite its official Twitter account posting a tweet on Wednesday saying it had terminated its contract

British drinks brand Rich Energy has terminated its title sponsorship of the Haas F1 team, citing “poor performance” and the “politics and PC attitude” of Formula One. In a

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Under the five-year global deal, Oppo will become the first Official Smartphone Partner of The Championships, Wimbledon, as the event is officially known.

Formula One team McLaren Racing has raised more than £10m (€11.6m/$12.9m) through new deals with British American Tobacco and US soft drink giant Coca-Cola, according to industry sources.

Kenyan bookmaker SportPesa is paying $8m (€7.1m) in year one of its two-year title sponsorship deal with Formula One team Racing Point, and $12m in year two, SportBusiness Sponsorship has learned.

Bright Partnerships: 2019 UK Sponsorship Award Winner for the Best International Award for Sponsorship

American soft drink giant Coca-Cola will pay just under $3m (€2.65m) per season to partner with global esports property the Overwatch League (OWL), according to industry sources.

The International Table Tennis Federation will launch a tender process late this month to find a long-term partner for its commercial rights sales from 2021. Story by Frank Dunne.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has inked one renewal and four new partnerships since December last year, raising at least $6m (€5.3m) in sponsorship revenue.

Fnatic's new front-of-shirt deal with Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus is believed to be the biggest shirt deal in esports history, SportBusiness Sponsorship has learned.

Scotch whisky brand Chivas Regal is paying £3.5m ($4.5m/€3.9m) per season as the Official Spirits Partner of Premier League club Manchester United.

Scott Branch, CSM’s head of marketing communications, Motorsport, reviews the 2018 Formula One season and highlights what we can expect in 2019

With technology, rule changes and fan expectations constantly changing the way sports are played and viewed, Misha Sher, vice-president, Sport & Entertainment at Mediacom Worldwide, identifies five trends that will matter in 2019.

US tech brand Intel has expanded its relationship as Global Technical Partner of ESL, the world’s largest esports event organiser

Industry experts estimate Japanese tyre brand Bridgestone will pay about $10m (€8.8

German luxury car brand BMW will commit over $60m (€53m) to its Ryder Cup and European Tour golf sponsorships over the four-year period from 2019 to 2022, after signing four renewals in November.