Bob Williams

Relevent Sports' executive chairman Charlie Stillitano explains how Stephen Ross’s $100m investment in the exclusive pre-season tournament is finally paying off, while Bayern Munich’s key board members illustrate the different ways the club benefits from participating. Bob Williams reports.

Athletes like LeBron James and Cristiano Ronaldo can move the needle like no others. Bob Williams spoke to a number of industry experts to discover how exactly clubs can monetise their prize possessions.

Welcome to the US Digest, rounding up the big news and developments coming out of the world’s biggest sports market

Welcome to the US Digest, rounding up the big news and developments coming out of the world’s biggest sports market

In this week's US sports industry round-up: Lakers reap immediate rewards of the LeBron effect; Curry, Warriors top NBA merchandise sales list; and Manfred continues to push for sports betting integrity fees

In this week's US sports industry round-up: FIFA World Cup ratings recovering from rough start | Rhode Island legalizes sports gaming | NASCAR looking at changing sponsorship model 

"It’s like trying to drink out of a fire hose,” says Jeff Berding, FC Cincinnati president and general manager, of his quest to transform the club into a Major League Soccer franchise for the 2019 season. FC Cincinnati – currently playing in the United Soccer League – was announced as an expansion franchise in May.

In this week's US sports industry round-up: United bid wins 2026 World Cup vote by landslide; NBCSN to simulcast Telemundo Russia 2018 matches; and New Jersey sports betting bill is given the green light.

In this week's US sports industry round-up: Delaware ushers in new sports betting era; United 2026 bid outscores 'high risk' Morocco; and the New York Yankees win scheduling battle with ESPN.

In this week's US sports industry round-up: NBA Finals tickets are cheapest in four years; FC Cincinnati to join MLS in 2019; and Twin Cities 'netted $370m from Super Bowl'