• Adidas strikes deal with Wanda to promote sport in China
    * China was fastest growing market for Adidas in 2015 * China government seeks to boost sports * Adidas to sponsor Wanda Ironman events in China * Adidas to open more stores in Wanda malls (Adds details, background) By Emma Thomasson BERLIN, June 28 (Reuters) - German sportswear firm Adidas has signed a deal with the Wanda business empire of China's richest man Wang Jianlin to sponsor two of Wanda's endurance events, promote soccer and basketball in the country and open stores in Wanda's malls. The agreement announced on Tuesday is the latest move by Adidas to try to strengthen its position as it goes head-to-head with bigger rival Nike in basketball-obsessed China.
  • Muirfield to hold second vote on female membership
    Tiger Woods of the U.S. hits out of a bunker during a practice round ahead of the British Open golf championship at Muirfield in Scotland(Reuters) - Muirfield will hold a second vote to admit female members, the golf club confirmed, after last month's initial ballot rejected the lifting of a ban on women, leading to the historic course losing hosting rights for the British Open...
  • Golf-Muirfield to hold second vote on female membership
    Muirfield will hold a second vote to admit female members, the golf club confirmed, after last month's initial ballot rejected the lifting of a ban on women, leading to the historic course losing hosting rights for the British Open. The decision drew criticism from several top golfers, including four-times major winner Rory McIlroy, and Muirfield was removed from the list of courses that host Britain's Open championship by tournament organisers, the Royal and Ancient. With 64 percent of members voting in favour of admitting women in the first ballot, club captain Henry Fairweather felt a second vote would be a step towards restoring their damaged reputation.
  • EBay's StubHub to resell Yankees tickets from July
    MLB: Minnesota Twins at New York Yankees(Reuters) - EBay Inc's StubHub said on Monday that it had won a 6.5 year revenue-sharing deal to resell tickets for the New York Yankees, ending a feud between the baseball franchise and the ticket broker...
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