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All India Football Federation president Praful Patel says hosting the 2027 Asian Cup will hasten India's big ambitions in football and sport more generally.

Sport was caught in the crossfire of the four-year feud between Qatar and Saudi Arabia that ended with an agreement between the Middle Eastern rivals this month. The peace deal raises intriguing prospects for cooperation and joint projects.

Fan Controlled Football, set to debut next month, will feature a unique style of play and a more conservative business model. US Editor Eric Fisher asks if it can succeed where the second edition of XFL and the Alliance of American Football failed.

Chris and Angie Long tell SportBusiness about the opportunities and challenges of acquiring an NWSL expansion team in Kansas City just six months prior to the 2021 season.

Asia-Pacific sports industry insiders share their personal reflections on a tumultuous 2020, and their hopes and ambitions for the year ahead.

Luigi De Siervo and Paolo Dal Pino are set to be re-elected as chief executive and president of Lega Serie A, respectively, although the latter is set to decide next week whether he will continue for another…

New Zealand Rugby chairman Brent Impey said he will leave his role "in the coming months"

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…

Major League Baseball's Toronto Blue Jays could be forced to start their 2021 campaign in the Tampa area due to ongoing travel restrictions between the United States and Canada in the wake of the Covid-19…

Features

Tony Simpson, partner and head of sport at board advisory firm Savannah, looks back on a year in which sports bodies had to take a long, hard look at their diversity & inclusion policies and working from home became the new norm

Suleyman Mikayilov has put in place a comprehensive plan to bring AIBA back from the brink of financial oblivion and safeguard the international federation’s long-term future if he secures the presidency this Saturday.

Chuck Greenberg, veteran minor league baseball club owner and chairman and managing partner of the State College (Pennsylvania) Spikes discusses the historic shift of the franchise from the lower-levels of professional baseball to a new amateur league aimed at showcasing draft-eligible players.

After successfully staging its 2020 season in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, Nascar is primed to reach new heights next year. "We set a path that we wanted to be a leader,” Daryl Wolfe, Nascar's chief operations and sales officer, tells SportBusiness.

SportBusiness speaks to Louis Liu, secretary general of the Chinese Football Association, about China's ambitions to become a football superpower.

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.

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

Head of Commercial, Partnership Development Formula 1, Global Head of Central Content Creation Red Bull, Chair Rugby League World Cup 2021, Senior Campaign Manager (Europe) DAZN, Global People Director Sail GP, Founder/Chair and Managing Director Kinsey Sears

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.