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Paul Rabil, who, with his brother Mike, started up the Premier Lacrosse League in the US, talks to Bob Williams about how they plan to make a success of the new league and about the challenges of setting up a new sports league from scratch.

After suffering early growing pains, the Big3 basketball league appears to have found its feet ahead of its third season this summer. Bob WIlliams reports.

Ex-Synergy CEO Tim Crow argues that LA 2028's $2.5bn sponsorship revenue forecast - hailed as ambitious in the press - is in fact deeply conservative, and predicts that the final tally will break $4bn.

Bob Williams examines the commercial success that has been gained from moving the PGA Championship from August to May.

Greg Sullivan, director of Ohio University’s Professional Master of Sports Administration, believes courses need to be flexible, timely and adapt to the busy lives of their students if they are to flourish in a competitive space.

The French Football League (LFP), which runs Ligue 1 and Ligue 2, has no plans at present to set up a regional office in New York in its attempts to crack the United States market

Inter Miami CF, David Beckham's Major League Soccer expansion team, has hired Elevate Sports Ventures to help its premium, season and individual ticket sales strategy

The NFL has revealed that the 2021 and 2023 drafts will be held in Cleveland and Kansas City respectively

Nascar has entered into a merger agreement with International Speedway Corp (ISC), in a $2bn (€1.8bn) deal which is expected to close this year.

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Last year, broadcasters and promoters announced a series of big-money deals that promised much and have so far delivered very little. Callum McCarthy examines why boxing’s stakeholders aren’t yet on the same page.

Music at heart of experience as tourism chiefs try to set stage for bigger events Tennessee capital one of 17 US cities vying to make final cut for Fifa showpiece

NHL team broke e-commerce and in-venue merchandise records after first title in franchise history TV ratings and digital streaming minutes on NBC Sports Washington up significantly year-on-year

The National Hockey League has been swift to capitalise on the repeal of PASPA and the subsequent legalisation of gambling in some US states. Starting next season, the organisation will introduce puck and player tracking to create more in-play betting markets around its content. SportBusiness speaks to the league’s chief revenue officer and executive vice-president, global partnerships, Keith Wachtel.

The US Masters has become the go-to case study in marketing excellence. Richard Gillis provides an alternative list of pointers from the golf event.   

As clubs and rights-holders from across football continue to adopt more human and humorous voices on social media, representatives from AS Roma and the Bundesliga explain the commercial benefits that underpin the strategy.

Bob Williams investigates how the University of Maryland, Baltimore County is working to ensure its first-in-history victory over top seed Virginia in last year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament is more than an ephemeral high.

Hosting March Madness finale will cost MSFA nearly 12 times the amount to stage 2018’s Super Bowl LII Two large events at US Bank Stadium secured on back of $5.2

Organisers admit they 'lost their way' by alienating core fanbase TV ratings and attendances down significantly, while many sponsors have left

The Pittsburgh Steelers have long maintained a sizeable global following. Ryan Huzjak, their vice-president of sales and marketing, tells SportBusiness how they are now using social media to engage with, grow, and monetise that audience.

After consecutive years of falling television ratings, NFL domestic television audiences increased by five per cent in the recently concluded 2018-19 season.

Despite appearing to be at an-all time high in terms of general popularity, NBA domestic television audience ratings for the first half of the 2018-19 season are down across the board compared to the first half of the 2017-18 season.

As ESPN’s X Games prepares for a series of international editions, Dominic Bliss looks into what the event learned after its previous global push and subsequent retrenchment.

Mascot is most-followed on Twitter of all US major professional sports and collegiate teams Companies looking to partner with Flyers directly because they want association with Gritty

Brazilian state building society spending was as much as 20 per cent of the 2018 shirt sponsorship market in Brazil