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Last week, we spoke to three industry experts about the growing influence of environmental, social and governance (ESG) benchmarking measures within Asia-Pacific sport. This week, we hear from executives putting such measures into practice at sports properties.

Start-up sports league organization has created a radical new model which firmly puts the focus firmly on athletes and not teams. Bob Williams reports.

USA Cricket is working with 49ers Enterprises, the investment arm of the San Francisco 49ers, in its bold attempts to popularize the sport in the country. USA Cricket chief executive Iain Higgins speaks to SportBusiness.

SportBusiness speaks to with industry insiders in the Asia-Pacific region for their views about the adoption of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) benchmarking measures in sports and the importance ESG will have in the future.

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.

Around 9,000 runners took part in the Shanghai International Marathon on Sunday - RTHK

Lega Serie B, the organising body for the second tier of Italian club football, has unanimously approved the formation of a new media company that will manage the sale and marketing of television rights…

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has cleared World Triathlon (WT) president Marisol Casado of any wrongdoing following a complaint filed by the World Triathlon Tribunal, as the Spanish official…

New International Cricket Council chairman Greg Barclay has outlined his priorities for the sport, highlighting the “unsustainable” cricket global schedule alongside the need to host major events that hav…

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

The women's ice hockey league has replaced its commissioner and is seeking independent ownership of all its teams to stabilize in the short term and sustainably grow in long run. Bob Williams reports

Veteran baseball executive Rob Matwick discusses the Covid-19 protocols and planned venue operations during the World Series with SportBusiness US Editor Eric Fisher

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.

Due to the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the absence of any buyers amid the pending arrival of another pro soccer team to the Midwest US market, executives for the USL's Saint Louis FC decided it did not make any sense for the team to continue beyond this campaign. Bob Williams reports

Leena Singarajah, executive vice-president at sports strategy consultancy StratGy, says the pandemic is a good opportunity to consider whether athletes, national federations, and others lower down the sports industry food chain are getting a fair share of revenues

Simon Chadwick, director of Eurasian Sport at emlyon Business School France/China, outlines the pressures being felt in the sports industry as political tensions ratchet up between China, the West and others.

New Mexico United majority owner and president Peter Trevisani tells SportBusiness how the USL club has tried to deal with being forced on the road due to local Covid-19 health guidelines

Omar Khan, managing director EMEA, Leverage Marketing Advisors, calls for fewer reviews and more action in addressing BAME representation on the boards of UK sports bodies.

SportBusiness spoke to Dato' Windsor John, general secretary of the Asian Football Confederation, about how the organisation has dealt with the Covid-19 pandemic and how it sees a brighter future, with a commercial rights contract getting underway and a Women's World Cup coming to the region in 2023.

Last week SportBusiness invited a group of senior black and ethic minority executives to take part in a webinar exploring how sports organisations can increase diversity and inclusion in their workforces. Here we summarise five strategies outlined in the discussion.

Toronto chief executive Bob Hunter tells SportBusiness the club is expecting to face serious "consequences" of withdrawing from 2020 campaign at late notice due to coronavirus-enforced financial problems

Months after Covid-19 wiped out the entire spring season in US college sports, still-growing virus case rates now imperil the fall season and escalate economic tension around the country

The Chinese government recently said the country will not be hosting most of its planned international sports events this year, putting a number of major events in doubt. SportBusiness asked three local industry insiders for their thoughts on the potential for disruption.

Tom King looks at how China is getting its sporting calendar back on track, and how the global health crisis has affected some of the weaker industry players in the country.

USL executive vice president Court Jeske speaks to SportBusiness about the opportunities and challenges of the USL Championship's return in home venues amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

The CGF's chief executive tells Adam Nelson that collaboration and innovation will be crucial as events owners and organisers look to navigate the post-Covid-19 landscape.

SportBusiness speaks to Michael Smith, director of motorsport and commercial operations at Motorsport Australia, about the plans for the future of the sport in Australia, and reaching out to potential drivers in the Asia-Pacific region.

Mixed-gender professional tennis league will hold its entire season at The Greenbrier in West Virginia this summer, becoming one of the first sports events in US to be held in front of limited spectators. Bob Williams reports.