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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.

The Krause Group has become the latest American investors in Serie A, having sealed a takeover of Parma Calcio 1913

Last of Power Five conferences not playing football considers its own reversal

Jonathan Hill, the former agency executive and ex-commercial director at the Football Association, is close to being named as the new chief executive of the Football Association of Ireland (FAI)

Sporting venues in the Australian state of New South Wales received a shot in the arm yesterday after the state government approved plans to safely allow more fans at sports events

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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.

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

US Olympic national governing body has suffered declining revenues and membership numbers since the onset of the health crisis but large financial reserves coupled with a move to put competitions and coaching courses onto digital platforms have stemmed losses.

In part one of a three-part interview, Joe Barone, director general of Italian Serie A club Fiorentina, discusses the challenges of running a club in lockdown, the accelerated focus on going digital, the…

LeagueApps president Jeremy Goldberg and Gators Baseball Academy partner Joe Lopez speak to SportBusiness US Editor Eric Fisher on the state of the $19bn American youth sports industry amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The second of a two-part series.

LeagueApps president Jeremy Goldberg and Gators Baseball Academy partner Joe Lopez speak to SportBusiness US Editor Eric Fisher on the state of the $19bn American youth sports industry amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The first of a two-part series.

Korea’s football and baseball leagues have published detailed guidelines governing their resumptions this week.

Bull-riding circuit provides important test case after making Covid-19 comeback at event in rural Oklahoma. Bob Williams speaks to PBR CEO Sean Gleason about the opportunities and challenges of being a first-mover in the live-action return from the health crisis.

USA Rugby sent shockwaves throughout the US sports industry, as well as the global rugby community, when it filed for bankruptcy in March. Bob Williams examines how the organization is looking to escape from its latest financial crisis.

Part two of our video interview with Umberto Gandini, senior Italian sports business and administration figure and president of Lega Basket