South-East Asia

The three-round qualification tournament before the first round of the Australian Open could be axed to guarantee the grand slam will only be delayed one week – The Age S

The first Grand Slam of 2021 could be delayed by one or two weeks from the scheduled January 18 start, due to Covid-19

Cristiano Ronaldo has signed an exclusive partnership with Chinese video-sharing app Kuaishou to provide short-form videos to his Chinese fans – Sportsmoney.c

Singapore-based cryptocurrency derivatives exchange Bybit has announced a global, multi-year partnership with German Bundesliga football club Borussia Dortmund

Esports organisation Team SMG has appointed Sportfive as its exclusive sponsorship agency

Online training sessions for volunteers at next summer's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics have resumed following a roughly eight-month suspension due to the Covid-19 pandemic - Japan Today

Cricket Australia confirmed the schedule for the Vodafone Test series, Dettol ODI Series and Dettol Twenty20 International Series against India – Cricket Australia G

The Asean Football Federation has added Japanese consumer electronics manufacturer Casio to its sponsorship portfolio for the 2020 Suzuki Cup, in a deal brokered by the Sportfive agency

The Asean Football Federation has added Chinese consumer appliances manufacturer Midea to its sponsorship portfolio for the 2020 Suzuki Cup, in a deal brokered by the Sportfive agency

McLaren Racing chief executive Zak Brown wants his team to secure more sponsors from Asia, believing brands from the region are under-represented on its roster

The French Open tennis championship at Roland Garros later this month will allow entry to up to 11,500 fans per day - Reuters/CNA

Chinese streaming platform PP Sports is going to sue the English Premier League over the termination of their media-rights contract for the 2019-20 to 2021-22 cycle, according to Chinese news service Beijing…

The English Premier League allowed 2,500 supporters to attend a friendly between Brighton and Chelsea in a test of Covid-19 measures - AFP/CNA

New pan-regional club basketball league the East Asia Super League has secured the backing of world governing body Fiba in a 10-year deal

Next year's Tokyo Olympics will take place even if the Covid-19 pandemic is still underway, said Toshiro Muto, chief executive of the Games' organising committee

The restart of the Italian Serie A football season has been moved back a week to September 19 - Reuters/CNA The WTA Tour restarted yesterday with the Palermo Ladies Open in Sicily, Italy - Reuters/ec/CNA