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Miles Jacobson, the man behind the Football Manager simulation, explains some of the likely effects of Brexit on the game and the transfer market in both the UK and Europe

Simon Cummins, partner and head of the global sports, gaming and media practice at executive search and talent consulting firm Odgers Berndtson, discusses some of the tensions involved in working with private equity investors

Foley & Lardner LLP's Nicole Marschean explores the legal hurdles MLB teams must look at surrounding their ticketing strategies in preparation for the 2021 season

Foley & Lardner LLP's Andrew Lee and Gregory Marino explore the ramifications of the new Empowering Olympic, Paralympic and Amateur Athletes Act in the United States and ask if increased oversight of the USOPC by US Congress threatens its autonomy in the eyes of the IOC

SportBusiness looks at the recently-launched venture capital firm, The Wolfpack, and talks to one of its founders, Toh Jin Wei, about how it aims to impact the industry.

Fifa and world football’s six confederations have reacted to renewed reports about the creation of breakaway ‘European Super League’, issuing a joint statement warning that any player or club involved in su…

Italian motorbike manufacturer Ducati has extended its participation in the MotoGP World Championship until the end of 2026

Irish public-service broadcaster RTÉ posted a net deficit of €7.2m ($8.7m) for 2019, according to its recently released annual report. The broadcaster’s deficit for the previous year stood at €13m. RTÉ’s

Pending transaction set to end controversial tenure of co-owner Loeffler

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Justin Casey, associate attorney in Foley & Lardner LLP's Transactions Practice and a member of the firm's Sports & Entertainment Group, explores the US state-level developments in college sports' emerging name, image, and likeness legislation

Kevin McCullagh speaks to Luca Ferrari, partner and global head of sports at law firm Withersworldwide, about how investors in sport should be regulated and the measures that should be taken when exercising due diligence.

Operating without large-scale revenue guarantees and dedicated media networks enjoyed by many of the Power Five conferences, mid-major conferences and their member schools are facing their own particular challenges amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Pete Garcia, athletic director of Conference USA's Florida International University, discusses the current situation with US Editor Eric Fisher.

Omar Chaudhuri and Ben Marlow from consultancy firm 21st Club examine the trends driving football’s underlying financial crisis and suggest a new approach and competition format designed to reduce costs and promote sustainability.

Legal practice Charles Russell Speechlys has outlined a plan to help English Football League clubs survive, restructure and rebuild in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. Kevin Roberts reports.

IPL driving growth in Indian fantasy sports sector Users predicted to hit 100m this year Sector continues to face legal challenges

More than six dozen pro and college venues are to be used as voting sites in the forthcoming US election. Eric Fisher examines how athletes, player unions and teams are taking a proactive role in next month's vote.

Closed-door sport has prompted an upsurge in virtual advertising but a new report cautions against using the technology indiscriminately.

Recent months have seen an historic surge in sports-related public stock offerings using special purpose acquisition companies

An upstart daily fantasy company with an unusual name and unconventional approach has quickly risen to prominence by challenging established market leaders DraftKings and FanDuel and striking a large series of team sponsorships.

Liu Jiadi, partner, and Jeffrey Wilson, counsel, at Chinese law firm JunHe, explain the significance of new player image rights rules in the Chinese Basketball Association League.

Covid-19 may have proved too much for 23 Capital, but business is booming for other lenders in the football finance sector.

Darren Heitner, founder of Florida-based Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., and an active attorney practicing sports law and contract law, explores the ramifications of an ongoing legal case surrounding the ownership of a college baseball team's Twitter account.

Former Jockey Club chairman Simon Bazalgette describes how the Covid-19 pandemic has forced him to adapt plans for a new consultancy business and how there will be an even greater need for right-holders to control operational costs when sport resumes. Ben Cronin reports.

James Davies-Yandle, founder and chief executive of Y11, which recently acquired Welsh Rugby Union club Ospreys, speaks to SportBusiness about the ambitions for the club and the opportunities he sees on the horizon.

Jerry Korczak, managing director, sports finance, at Macquarie Group, considers the range of finance options available to football clubs to help them navigate the challenges ahead

As Serie A weighs up six proposals from private investors, Ben Marlow, managing director, Asia Pacific, for football consultancy firm 21st Club, explains the sudden interest in the league and tells editorial…

Ben Marlow, managing director of 21st Club in Asia Pacific, looks at the rise and fall of Italian Serie A, and considers the ways in which the league can rise once again

A trio from Foley & Lardner LLP look at the complex trademark issues surrounding the pending name change for the Washington Football Team.