Rugby: English rugby union outfit Gloucester have signed a major renewal with their front-of-shirt sponsor Mitsubishi. The three-year extension with the Japanese automotive company is described as being one of the most lucrative in the Aviva Premier League.
Squash: English squash player Elise Lazarus - currently ranked 97th in the world - has signed a deal with Swedish brand Salming Sports, which will supply the 16-year-old with rackets and apparel.
Motorsport: Roofing materials supply company JAG Metals has become the title sponsor of November's Nascar Camping World Truck Series play-off race at Texas Motor Speedway.
College sports: Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment has confirmed a long-term partnership with Towson University Athletic Department. The firm will act as Towson's exclusive multimedia rights partner and sponsorship sales agent.
Netball: Elsewhere in Japanese carmaker sponsorship news, Mazda has expanded its deal with Australian netball outfit the Adelaide Thunderbirds. The agreement is apparently a "long-term" renewal.