Sailing: British sailor Alex Thomson has agreed a four-year extension to his sponsorship deal with fashion brand Hugo Boss as he begins preparations for another run at the Vendée Globe round-the-world yacht race in 2020. Thomson finished second in the 2017 edition of the solo race in a yacht bearing Hugo Boss's branding on the main sail.
Motorsport: David Ragan will carry the branding of the Weather Channel on his number 38 Ford Fusion at the final race of the Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series this weekend, after the network signed a deal with his team, Front Row Motorsports, for the EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The Weather Channel, which is also the official weather services provider to Nascar, is likely to be paying around US$500,000 for the one-off arrangement.
Netball: Gullivers Sports has been announced as the official travel office provider for 2019 Netball World Cup in Liverpool, UK. Gullivers will provide fans with a range of bespoke travel and ticketing options for attending the event, which takes place between 12th and 21st July.
College sports: The Texas Bowl, an annual post-season National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) football game, has named Houston-based sporting goods outlet Academy Sports + Outdoors as its title sponsor for the next three years. Academy becomes the third naming rights partner of the game in its 12-year history, succeeding AdvoCare and Meineke Car Care.
Multiple sports: Scottish technology specialist NVT Group has signed on as the official networks and network integration services supporter for Glasgow 2018, a multi-sport event that will see several major sporting federations bring their European Championships to the city during August of next year.
Basketball: The Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China's Students Sports Association to increase the standing of the sport in the country. The CBA will work with the Federation of University Sports of China (FUSC) and the China School Sports Federation (CSSF), creating training platforms for young players.