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The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup has demonstrated that there is a significant market for the ECB's new competition, The Hundred, according to its managing director, Sanjay Patel. He tells Adam Nelson how the ECB intends to capitalise on England's stunning World Cup victory and extend the sport's moment in the sun well beyond this summer.

Capital investors’ interest in football clubs is growing; their increasing profitability has attracted more new types of investor. But what does this mean for clubs and how can they best approach the opportunities and challenges? Jonathan Dyson investigates.

The All England Club has expanded its hospitality offering and introduced a more flexible approach to attract smaller bookings and target high-net-worth individuals. Ben Cronin speaks to James Ralley, AELTC head of marketing and commercial, about the changes.

A Ukranian billionaire is funding the latest effort to turn swimming into a regular competitive professional sport and not just one of the most popular events at the Summer Olympics.

Baseball starts push into the continent with its biggest and most historic rivalry: the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. Story by Eric Fisher.

The board of the Six Nations rugby union competition is closing in on investment worth more than £500m (€558m/$628m) from CVC Capital Partners, according to the Daily Telegraph.

The Formula One motor-racing championship has today (Wednesday) confirmed that Silverstone will continue to host the British Grand Prix until 2024

The English Football Association has established a new board for the Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship as it seeks to continue the growth of the women’s game. T

Last month’s MLB London Series generated higher per-capita revenues than any other MLB international game, SportBusiness has learned.

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While the SportBusiness Postgraduate Course Rankings tend to be dominated by schools from North America and continental Europe, those in the UK are growing in both number and quality

James Skinner and Aaron Smith, of the Loughborough University Institute for Sport Business, run the rule over some of the current trends that are driving change and creating new opportunities across the sport business education sector.

South London football club Crystal Palace is a model for aspirational second-tier teams. The club's commercial director, Barry Webber, tells Adam Nelson how a nimble and flexible commercial strategy has helped the club to capitalise on its top-flight status.

Research from marketing agency Red Hot Penny suggests clubs across the UK need  major rethink of how they convert social engagement into retail sales

Wi-Fi network and Bluetooth beacons capture crowd movements Catering JV to offer more food and beverage options and speedier service

Ahead of his appearance at the Sports Decision Makers Summit in Miami on May 7, 23 Capital Co-founder Stephen Duval discusses the way a creative approach to finance has opened the door to funding in the sector.

After hosting the Tour de France's Grand Départ in 2014, Yorkshire is looking to host even more elite cycling events in addition to its very own Tour de Yorkshire, which was created as a legacy event in 2015. Ryan Herman talks to Welcome to Yorkshire's commercial director Peter Dodd about how the organisation plans to develop cycling events in the region.

Richard Gillis on why we should avoid the trap of projecting a moral compass on to multinationals, or thinking that brands take a leading role in important societal issues.

Ben Cronin asks Everton's director of risk & governance Paul McNicholas; Kyle Cockett, senior insight manager; and the club's first data protection officer Ian Garratt about its strategies regarding how it uses fan data.

One in three spectators at this year's ICC Cricket World Cup will be new to cricket. SportBusiness examines how the global governing body has marketed tickets for its showpiece event.

Betting sponsorships have proliferated in English football, but how are clubs activating these partnerships and building fruitful relationships in an evolving sector? We talk with two speakers from Sports Betting Community’s Betting on Football 2019 conference to find out.

Liverpool FC's Billy Hogan tells SportBusiness Professional how diversifying revenue streams and engaging with the club's global fanbase helped the club toward posting world-record profits and doubling its commercial revenue.

In the commercial battleground of English football, clubs are investing time and money in establishing community and CSR initiatives without any realistic prospect of a tangible return on investment. SportBusiness asks why, through the lens of three examples from the Premier League.