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In this week's US sports industry round-up: Fox to cover World Cup mainly from LA studio; United 2026 appears to benefit from Morocco malaise; and NBA 'one-and-done' rule is on the way out

In this week's US sports industry round-up: Philadelphia 76ers rise to third in NBA merchandise sales; G League players get long-overdue pay rises; and advertisers told to expect stronger Thursday Night Football 

Legalised sports betting in the US looks set to become a multi-billion-dollar activity. But disputes could nobble the business before it gets out of the blocks.

In this week's US sports industry round-up: ESPN Plus adds boxing and soccer content; race to buy Carolina Panthers enters final stretch; and Fifa inspects North American World Cup bid

In this week's US sports industry round-up: Anheuser-Busch launches incentive-based sponsorship program; ESPN+ to launch on April 12; and Concacaf president paid more than Uefa and Fifa counterparts

In this week's US sports industry round-up: Turner Sports joins crowded, competitive OTT arena; NBA to offer fans fourth-quarter live streaming; and MetLife Stadium proposed for 2026 World Cup final

NBA commissioner Adam Silver tells SportBusiness International why micro-transactions are more than a revenue stream – and why the concept will catch on

In this week's US sports industry round-up: New pro football league gets headstart on XFL; NFL Draft to have unprecedented TV coverage; and MLB to expand international push with London series

Frank Dunne reports on how the NBA tries to maximise its international media-rights income by approaching each market with complete flexibility.

In this week's US sports industry round-up: Seattle NHL bid gains $100m and another Leiweke; MLB takes big swing with exclusive Facebook deal; and New York Cosmos count the cost of NASL demise

In this week's US sports industry round-up: LA Clippers find match in Bumble; Seattle sends strong message to NHL; and Pitaro replaces Skipper as ESPN president

In this week's US sports industry round-up: North American 2026 World Cup bid in danger; SeatGeek just the ticket for Dallas Cowboys; and Pizza Hut grabs slice of the NFL pie

SportBusiness International looks at how the NFL has dealt with the kneeling protests and what lessons can be learned from the episode in a fevered political atmosphere in the US.

In this week's US sports industry round-up: Fox announces impressive World Cup schedule; Front-runner emerges in race to take over Carolina Panthers; and ratings down in NBA All-Star Game

In this week's US sports industry round-up: ESPN Plus kicks off with MLS deal; YouTube TV adds subscription sports channels; and LA to cash in on NBA All-Star Game

In this week's US sports industry round-up: Disney dishes details of new streaming service; US Soccer election enters home stretch; and Rose contract proves a major thorn for Adidas

In this week's US sports industry round-up: Atlanta stadium bucks concession pricing trend; Fox buys Thursday Night Football rights; and Solo files complaint against US Soccer

In this week's US sports industry round-up: NBA wants legalized sports gambling; Fox favourites for Thursday Night Football; and all still to play for in US Soccer presidential race

The formation of Harris Blitzer Sport and Entertainment last year brought the sports assets of American billionaires Joshua Harris and David Blitzer together into one holding company. Chief executive Scott O’Neil, president Hugh Weber and the Sixers’ president of business operations Chris Heck spoke to Ben Cronin about the company's aspirations the day after the NBA London game.