Sports apparel company Canterbury has agreed a supplier partnership with World Rugby for next year’s World Cup in Japan.

Conmebol, football’s governing body in Latin America, has appointed the IMG agency to market the sponsorship rights to its Copa Libertadores knockout club competition.

Wearable athletic technology brand Vert has reached an agreement with the IMG agency to become the title sponsor of its new US women’s college volleyball event.

Imaging and electronics company Ricoh has renewed its title sponsorship of the Women’s British Open under an agreement with the Ladies Golf Union.

A five-year title sponsorship deal with All Nippon Airways (ANA) has secured the future of the LPGA Major formerly known as the Kraft Nabisco Championship.

Tyre manufacturer Continental has entered into a multi-year US college basketball partnership with the IMG agency and Learfield property schools.

French sportswear and fashion brand Lacoste has agreed a five-year deal to become an official partner of the Miami Open tennis tournament from 2015 to 2019.

The Indian Super League (ISL) signed a three-year title sponsorship agreement with motorcycle manufacturer Hero MotoCorp in July, but brands are waiting to the last minute to sign second-tier Associate Sponsor deals in order to secure the best price.