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With the world's first transatlantic sports team, the Toronto Wolfpack, set to play in the English Super League from the start of the new season, Bob Williams looks into how the unique arrangement is benefiting both the club and the sport of rugby league.

Staging the NFL's championship game comes with a multitude of requirements, but a potentially large payoff for the host city.

Barry M. Bloom looks at Chase Center, the newly-developed home of NBA team the Golden State Warriors, and how it reflects a quickly redeveloping San Francisco.

Expansive size and density of some of US' largest sports facilities provide a fertile environment to experiment with next-generation mobile technology. Story by Rick Snider.

Chris Russo, a managing director at Houlihan Lokey’s Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Group, briefs on what to expect from next week’s key event.

The NBA’s Utah Jazz has extended its jersey patch deal with software brand Qualtrics in support of the ‘5 For The Fight’ cancer research campaign. T

Club initially denies and then admits executive making series of inappropriate comments to group of female reporters

Nike's long-time chief executive Mark Parker is stepping down from his role in January 2020, the leading global sportswear company has announced

The National Women's Soccer League has confirmed that United Soccer League Championship club Louisville City FC will enter a sister team into the league in 2021

Features

The arrival of Jack Hughes as the No.1 NHL Draft pick and superstar defenseman PK Subban has generated a wave of optimism around the New Jersey Devils. Bob Williams speaks to the Devil's new president Jake Reynolds about his long-term commercial plans for the franchise.  

Maryland-based owner of local TV stations has rapidly become a major player in the US sports media landscape, and has aggressive goals for more growth.

A greater variety of sports are now available due to OTT offerings but OTT rights fees still fall well short of those paid by linear TV companies. Eric Fisher asks how soon it will be before live streaming makes up the majority of the sports media landscape, if ever.

In an exclusive interview, Charlie Stillitano, executive chairman of Relevent Sports speaks to Callum McCarthy about the ICC, his attempts to bring LaLiga matches to the US and his deep-rooted passion for the sport.

In an interview with SportBusiness' US Editor Eric Fisher, the NBA commissioner weighs in on the numerous issues of the day.

Major League Soccer franchise Chicago Fire has recently been taken over by businessman Joe Mansueto. Bob Williams talks to him about his plans for the future of the club.

Jon Tibbs, chairman and founder of JTA considers the impact of The Athletic’s first move outside its US homeland.

Denver is keen to bounce back after its “unconventional” hosting model proposed for the 2030 winter Olympics failed to progress to candidate city stage. However, what does Colorado’s mile-high city have to offer in sporting terms? Bradley Rial investigates.

Rick Burton, the David B. Falk Professor of Sport Management at Syracuse University and former Commissioner of Australia’s National Basketball League asks whether gambling’s relationship with sport could switch a fan’s affinity for a sport, team or player to one of 50-50 outcomes

The city of Las Vegas is not immediately recognizable for its reputation as a sports hub. Bob Williams looks at how it is transitioning "from the entertainment capital of the world to the sports and entertainment capital of the world".

Stadium designers are increasingly turning toward psychological and anthropological research to guide the development the next generation of NFL facilities and create comfortable, as well as Instagram-able, venues. Randy Williams reports.

Barclays global head of sponsorships and media, Tom Corbett, tells Adam Nelson why the bank has stepped up its association with football by signing a record-breaking title partnership with the Women's Super League.

Legal battle revives tension that previously existed between the MLB club and the design firm that helped create iconic character.

After almost going bankrupt in 2018 following the collapse of for-profit subsidiary Rugby International Marketing (RIM), USA Rugby is pinning its hopes on being awarded the 2027 or 2031 Rugby World Cup. Bob Williams examines how the sport is growing in the States.

The issue of solidarity payments for academies developing US soccer talent remains decidedly unsettled following a Fifa ruling in June

Browning has marred thousands of once-valuable autographed baseballs, with the precise cause of the damage still unknown. Dennis Tuttle examines the impact on the baseball collectibles market