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World Snooker Tour rebrand aims to mark distinction as commercial arm of WPBSA New identity comes as tour seeks to expand further into international markets

Oceania's National Basketball League is enjoying unprecedented growth this year following the creation of the Next Stars program and subsequent arrival of National Basketball Association Draft Lottery prospects LaMelo Ball and RJ Hampton. Bob Williams looks at the impact on the league and its future.

In the second of a trilogy of interviews with the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, SportBusiness spoke to Masahiko Sakamaki, the executive director of the committee’s marketing bureau.

Mark Waller joined McLaren Racing in May from the NFL, becoming the British motorsport team's managing director of sales and marketing. He's relishing his new role, and sees opportunities to drive the business forward in adding consumer-facing sponsors, creating more digital content, and expanding the team's already impressive esports programme.

Legal battle revives tension that previously existed between the MLB club and the design firm that helped create iconic character.

The New York Knicks has appointed marketing agency Translation to create a new brand image for the team and help it reconnect with its fanbase after coming bottom of the table for the 2018-19 season and…

Groupe Couleur has been appointed as exclusive global rights holder for the official travel programme of the 2023 Rugby World Cup, part of what local organisers in France claim will be an “innovative a…

The CSM Sport & Entertainment agency has appointed veteran marketer Christa Carone as president of its North America division.

The World 9-Ball Championship has returned to the Matchroom Sport stable after the agency acquired the rights in perpetuity to host the pool event from 2020, in what it claims is a groundbreaking agreement…

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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.

Euroleague Basketball's revenue has more than doubled over the past three seasons, and it's now expanding the competition across western Europe, Callum McCarthy delves into how the plan is being put into action.

The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup has demonstrated that there is a significant market for the ECB's new competition, The Hundred, according to its managing director, Sanjay Patel. He tells Adam Nelson how the ECB intends to capitalise on England's stunning World Cup victory and extend the sport's moment in the sun well beyond this summer.

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?

Many European football clubs are aiming to convert their large Chinese fanbases into significant new revenue streams. However, they must adapt to this complex market in order to capitalise on its huge potential. Jonathan Dyson reports from Shanghai.

German football has earned praise for its blend of ideological purity and commercial nous, but calls to reform restrictions on private ownership and investment are growing. With the Bundesliga’s media rights coming to market, Callum McCarthy explores how the league’s commercial performance over the next 18 months could shape its long-term future.

Tim Crow on how Tiger’s comeback win at Augusta has created yet another aspect for sport’s most multi-faceted personality – and brought Jack Nicklaus back into the picture.

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.

Documentaries going behind the scenes with sports teams and athletes are riding a wave of popularity. SportBusiness interviewed Mike Antinoro, senior vice-president at IMG Original Content, executive producer on series including Being Serena, First Team: Juventus and All or Nothing: Manchester City, to find out what’s behind the surge in interest and how the shows are put together.

Every so often, a moment changes the sports marketing world forever. Some moments happen behind closed doors, and only reveal their significance later. Others literally shake the world instantly. Another one of those moments might just have happened, in women’s football.

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

• Wizards District Gaming planning match against West Ham esports team • Activations scheduled with global partner Alibaba • Back home, NBC telecast prepares US audiences for in-play betting When

Sachin Tendulkar employed as an ambassador to grow the women’s game Ticket ballot creates sense of demand outstripping supply Advertising campaigns are not women-specific I

China’s unique platforms – an introduction to the Chinese social media landscape... Click here to download the Social Media and Sport in China report as a PDF.