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The furore over the Washington Redskins’ name builds not only in the nation’s capital, but across the United States. However, the region has a precedent for name changes working out rather well.

NASCAR CEO Brian France opens up about heading the family-run motor series, and outlines the challenges and opportunities the billion-dollar business faces in the near future.

The Dallas Cowboys will move into a new headquarters in Frisco by 2016. Barry Wilner looks at how the set-up could be a best practice model for sports franchises looking to secure public funding for stadia and facilities.

Elisha Chauhan questions whether English rugby union’s top flight will sink or swim if it decides to play games in the United States.

This third annual survey of global sports media consumption by Perform, KantarSport and TV Sports Markets takes our research wider and deeper than before. Wider, because the number of territories covered has increased from 10 to 14, with the inclusion this year of important growth markets such as India, Indonesia, Japan and Turkey. Deeper, because we have asked questions designed to burrow down into new areas, such as consumers’ second-screen activities, that have not been properly examined until now.

This second annual survey of global sports media consumption by Perform, KantarSport and TV Sports Markets confirms many of the trends highlighted in the first report in 2011 and brings into even sharper focus some of the changes in consumer habits that anybody working in the sports media industry needs to be attuned to.

A focus on how NBC’s Golf Channel is going to cash in on the sport’s return to the Olympics at Rio 2016.

Max Gabovitch and Frank Bonner give the lowdown of exactly who said what at the inaugural Leaders Sport Summit in New York on May 21, 2014.

The Legends of Golf tournament will return next month as the first PGA Tour-sanctioned event to use a par-three course in official competition. Barry Wilner looks at whether the formula has finally been found for ‘short-form’ golf.

Owen Evans looks at how the major professional leagues in the United States are leading the way when it comes to maximising digital broadcast rights.

The Buffalo Bills have stopped playing their annual regular season game in Canada, representing a rare mis-step for the National Football League (NFL). Barry Wilner explains why.

Dana White, President of the UFC, tells SportBusiness International why his sport will succeed: "Two guys who start punching each other in the face. That doesn’t need to be explained to anybody in any language."

NASL expansion franchise Indy Eleven tells Owen Evans why a setback last month won’t stop its ambitions for a new stadium.

UCI (International Cycling Union) ProTeamTrek Factory Racing was born in June 2013 when US manufacturer Trek Bicycle decided to step up from a sponsorship position to acquire the WorldTour racing licence for leading team RadioShack-Leopard-Trek. Trek’s decision to invest in its new team came at the height of the doping storm surrounding Lance Armstrong. Trek was a former sponsor of the Texan, and equipment provider to squads he rode for including US Postal and Team RadioShack.

Barry Wilner looks at how MGM Resorts International’s proposed multi-purpose arena in Las Vegas will herald a new area for Sin City’s sports scene.