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In the face of severe fiscal losses after the coronavirus pandemic, SportBusiness asked sports industry insiders what they think the prospects are for rights-holders, and what must be done to emerge from the Covid-19 crisis stronger than before.

In the wake of the West Indies’ recent tour of England, Cricket West Indies chief executive officer Johnny Grave speaks about CWI’s opposition to the ICC's current revenue sharing model for international cricket tours.

Natalie Portman and Serena Williams are among the 33-strong, female-led ownership group of the NWSL's latest expansion team, which has high hopes that "the world will pay attention" to its efforts on and off the field. Bob Williams reports

Pro Football Hall of Fame president David Baker tells SportBusiness how the iconic facility in Canton, Ohio, is looking to overcome calling off Hall of Fame Game and postponing its centennial enshrinement ceremony this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic

Adrian Staiti, head of Apac and global sales at Sportfive, explains how the agency will move forward in the region in its post-AFC rights era and under new ownership.

SA Rugby and the British & Irish Lions have created a joint venture to maximise the appeal of the Lions’ Tour of South Africa in 2021.

The European Club Association (ECA) has forecast that football clubs on the continent can expect to lose up to €4bn ($4.5bn) in revenue over the next year due to Covid-19.

Silva International Investments, owner of SportBusiness, has launched a digital company, WE DO Digital Solutions, to serve the sports and entertainment sectors

Japan’s Nikko Asset Management has launched an exchange-traded fund in Hong Kong aiming to tap into the growth of the computer games and esports industry.

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Jim O’Connell, president of New York-based Athletes First Partners, explores the fast-changing role of agencies to the sports industry amid the Covid-19 pandemic

ATP chairman Andrea Gaudenzi talks about a challenging first nine months as ATP chairman and explains what tennis can learn from the music industry. Ben Cronin reports.

In the latest video interview from SportBusiness, ATP chairman, Andrea Gaudenzi, speaks to Europe editor Ben Cronin about plans to resume the international tennis tour in August and his vision to centralise…

Action sports media company Thrill One Sports & Entertainment launched in January, just ahead of the pandemic which brought most live sport to a grinding halt. Chief executive Joe Carr tells SportBusiness how Covid-19 impacted on the new company’s event business and how its creative digital strategy has served to increase reach and deepen engagement with fans.

Ironman Group chief executive Andrew Messick talks about the three steps the world's largest mass participation business has taken to minimise commercial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

There have been positive tests, protocol breaches and postponements, but nothing has been able to derail the project.

SportBusiness' US editor Eric Fisher looks at when the US major leagues expect to get back to normality in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Former professional footballer has been appointed as sporting director for Aston Villa Women

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit Australia’s major sports with varying degrees of severity.

As part of a series of video interviews by SportBusiness looking at the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, Kevin McCullagh speaks exclusively to Matt Pound, marketing director of the International Table Tennis Federation.

Reflecting on the impact of Covid-19, M. James Ward speaks to five golf facility operators to find out first-hand how the pandemic is affecting the golf industry.

The future of Formula 1 is an uncertain one, as the Covid-19 pandemic wreaks havoc on its schedule. Christian Sylt looks at the options for the motorsport.

With the vast majority of revenues for Minor League Baseball teams deriving from gate revenues and no games happening due to the Covid-19 outbreak, economic worries are growing. US Editor Eric Fisher reports.

English lower league club Exeter City's personal commitment to commercial partners has put the club on solid ground during the Covid-19 crisis. Callum McCarthy speak to club chairman Julian Tagg about the club's journey thus far and the hard road ahead.

Global agency president looks to work through current public health crisis, plan ahead for return of sports industry to full activity

Paul Garbett, associate director at CSM Sport & Entertainment, gives his view on the impact and opportunities of a dramatically changed post-coronavirus sporting calendar.

Outdoor league undergoes a wide series of changes to reset itself amid heightened competitive pressures within the sport. Bob Williams reports.

Ahead of its 10th season, which kicks off this weekend, the United Soccer League has taken numerous steps to bolster its commercial structure to help prepare for another decade of growth. Bob Williams reports.

Veteran golf writer M. James Ward says the arrival of the Premier Golf League brings far more questions than answers to golf and the sports industry at large