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As France's Ligue 1 is staging a four-team tournament in Washington DC this week, Bob Williams looks at how it aims to expand its reach into the US and improve overseas media-rights income.

Highlights of the finance panel at the Sports Decision Makers Summit London. How are investors shaping sport?

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.

Matt Carroll, chief executive of the Australian Olympic Committee, tells Adam Nelson how a focus on athlete engagement, grassroots participation and community schemes has helped to boost the AOC’s commercial programme throughout the Olympic cycle.

The National Women's Soccer League will make a concerted effort to ride the wave of this summer's Women's World Cup, with interest in the league and its players expected to spike during and after the tournament. Bob Williams looks at how the league aims to maintain this momentum.

The total purse at the US Open this year will pass the $57m (€51m) mark for the first time in the tennis grand slam's history, a rise of eight percent from 2018.

Ice Cube's Big3 basketball league has cut ticket prices by 50 per cent for the remainder of the 2019 season after attendances fell by approximately 3,000 fans per event

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.

China's General Administration of Sport and National Development and Reform commission expects total consumer spending in the sports and fitness industry in China to hit CNY1

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Few would argue against the fact that there is growing momentum behind women’s sports, both in media and commercial terms, but when will we be able to reach a stage where they are financially self-sustainable?

Fifa and Uefa have both unveiled strategies for the long-term development of women's football. Frank Dunne examines what it would take to put female competitions on an equal footing with their male equivalents.

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

NHL team broke e-commerce and in-venue merchandise records after first title in franchise history TV ratings and digital streaming minutes on NBC Sports Washington up significantly year-on-year

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.

Bob Williams investigates how the University of Maryland, Baltimore County is working to ensure its first-in-history victory over top seed Virginia in last year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament is more than an ephemeral high.

Organisers admit they 'lost their way' by alienating core fanbase TV ratings and attendances down significantly, while many sponsors have left

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.

Kerry Bubolz was among the 10 executives whose work in 2018 we believe indicates the direction of the sports business in 2019 and beyond.

Joanna Adams was among the 10 executives whose work in 2018 we believe indicates the direction of the sports business in 2019 and beyond.

Team using moment in spotlight to help fund construction of transformative new venue Key stakeholders will be invited to Atlanta; meetings with potential partners also arranged

LaLiga  club  wants NWSL franchise to activate sponsors and ‘be different’ from rivals   North American  commercial partners brought in $99m of club’s $1bn revenue in 2017-18    Cancelled Miami ga

Fifty games moved to afternoons so they can be broadcast in primetime on continent Approximately 30 per cent of NHL players come from overseas

Athletes like LeBron James and Cristiano Ronaldo can move the needle like no others. Bob Williams spoke to a number of industry experts to discover how exactly clubs can monetise their prize possessions.

The potential of US sports betting will only be maximised if rights-holders focus on maintaining integrity, argues Genius Sports’ Ben Paterson.