August 23 – Manchester City’s Official Direct Selling company QNET is renewing its sponsorship through to 2024 in a deal that will mark 10 years of partnership.
August 21 – Former England international Phil Neville has called for the football community to “send a powerful message” and boycott social media for six months in response to the rise in racist abuse of players.
August 20 – Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has become the third player in a week to be the subject of racist abuse on social media in England after missing a penalty.
August 20 – AC Milan launched their mobile app with the a live stream of their pre-season friendly against Cesena last Saturday with dual language commentary in Italian and English.
August 20 – Online betting firms are mopping up last minute club sponsorships as the European season kicks off with French bookmaker Betclic partnering with Poland’s Lechia Gdansk, and VfL Bochum 1848 of the 2. Bundesliga becoming the first German betting partner of Stockholm based operator LeoVegas.
August 20 – LaLiga’s Real Betis has secured a three-year shirt sponsorship with foreign exchange broker easyMarkets, who take over from Green Earth, an environmentally-friendly cryptocurrency company.
August 19 – The US women’s national team may hold the attention and hearts of the nation but their women’s professional league has never enjoyed anything like the same profile. A new deal with ESPN could be a step towards changing that.
By David Owen
August 19 – Sporting goods group Adidas has marked the opening of the latest phase of its €1 billion headquarters complex in Germany in the month of the 70th anniversary of its foundation.
August 16 – Bayer 04 Leverkusen has signed Kumho Tyre has the club’s official tyre partner in a deal that will its logo on the club’s sleeve as part of a wide ranging sponsorship package.
August 14 – The head coach of an MLS team has been sacked for using profane homophobic language.
August 13 – Ambitious Championship club Leeds United have secured US e-commerce platform Wish as the club’s Official Presenting Partner for the 2019/20 season.
August 13 – Paris Saint-Germain have renewed their partnership with video game developer EA Sports that will see new club features and enhanced PSG graphics introduced for the FIFA 20 game launching next month.
August 13 – Premier League Leicester City has signed Asian betting operator 19.com as the club’s new Official Betting Partner.