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Business 24 Oct 2007 | 12:00 AM

Nike to buy Umbro

Nike Plc, the world's largest maker of athletic shoes and clothing, has agreed to buy England soccer kit maker Umbro in a deal that values the British sportswear firm at £285mil (US$580mil).

Business 08 Oct 2008 | 12:00 AM

Ronaldo returns; Owen rues another Capello shutout

LONDON (AP) - Cristiano Ronaldo returns after injury for Portugal, Adriano is recalled from the cold for Brazil, Michael Owen is still shut out by England coach Fabio Capello.

Business 14 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Want to be a genius? Just practise

WHAT do The Beatles, Warren Buffett, David Beckham, Mokhtar Dahari and Bill Gates have in common? They're all famous, they're all gifted, and they're all geniuses in their own realms. More importantly, they have all reached the top by doing one thing - they poured their hearts and souls, their blood, sweat and tears, into achieving 'perfection' through lots of practice.

Business 11 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM

Up close with sports commentator Shebby Singh

With his insightful and critical views, presented in his 'tell it as it is' style, ex-national footballer and commentator Serbgeth Singh has become a respected name among football fans.He talks about his humble roots and his mentors in what they call the beautiful game.

Business 15 May 2009 | 12:00 AM

The F1 race is as good as over without Ferrari

A FORMULA One (F1) season without Ferrari would probably be like the English Premier League (EPL) without Manchester United.

Business 23 May 2009 | 12:00 AM

Peter Draper interview

Former Manchester United markerting director talks about the Man U brand

Business 18 Jun 2009 | 12:00 AM

Fortune favours those who dare

IF there is one industry that is not short of money during these tough economic times, it is sports. Sure, Formula One is trying to impose spending limits on its teams but big money is being spent in other sports in the pursuit of success.

Business 13 Jul 2009 | 12:00 AM

Footballer Ronaldo example of 'sky is the limit' for earning, but ...

CRISTIANO Ronaldo is now the most expensive football player in the world. The 24-year-old striker will be paid 13 million euros per season following his move to Real Madrid. And that's not counting the money he will make through advertisements, sponsorships, and a share of merchandise sales.

Business 18 Jul 2009 | 12:00 AM

Branding through sports

SPORTS marketing is gaining popularity in Malaysia and has a huge growth potential here.

Business 25 Jul 2009 | 12:00 AM

Up close and personal with David Gill

IT takes a big man to fill the shoes of Manchester United FC's (Man U) chief executive position, and at well over six feet tall, David Gill cuts a colossal figure. A warm smile and firm handshake confirm his reputation as a really down to earth and nice guy.