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Welcome to the US Digest, rounding up the big news and developments coming out of the world’s biggest sports market

Scudamore’s former media advisor Phil Lines argues that his old boss could be directly credited with creating a formal tender process for the selling of the league’s rights and for professionalising the…

Wimbledon's long-term commercial strategy is driven by an increased focus on projecting itself as a global brand and protecting its standing as a premium sports property. Ben Cronin speaks to Mick Desmond, commercial and media director for the All England Club (AELTC) and James Ralley, head of marketing, commercial and hospitality about how this strategy boosts the value of its media rights.

In this month's issue we cover the following: RICHARD SCUDAMORE – Looking back on his legacy AMAZON AND THE EPL – Both parties still in testing mode WIMBL

In this week's US sports industry round-up: FIFA World Cup ratings recovering from rough start | Rhode Island legalizes sports gaming | NASCAR looking at changing sponsorship model 

The agreement the Premier League struck in June with Amazon for one of two packages of rights unsold in its January auction – telco BT picked up the other – has to be one of the most important ever.

In this week's China sports industry round-up: Sports betting set to be legalised in Hainan | iQiyi adds more golf rights to its portfolio | University football association signs with Adidas

Welcome to SportBusiness Group’s US Digest, rounding up the news and developments coming out of the world’s biggest sports market Telemundo takes lead against Fox for World Cup viewers As

In this week's China sports industry round-up: China still a player in 2018 World Cup | A third of  World Cup counterfeit tickets sold to Chinese fans | Neymar joins forces with Chinese brand Oppo

In this week's US sports industry round-up: United bid wins 2026 World Cup vote by landslide; NBCSN to simulcast Telemundo Russia 2018 matches; and New Jersey sports betting bill is given the green light.

In this week's US sports industry round-up: Delaware ushers in new sports betting era; United 2026 bid outscores 'high risk' Morocco; and the New York Yankees win scheduling battle with ESPN.

In this week's China sports industry round-up: Youku obtains World Cup streaming rights; OTT broadcast rights approved for Hisense; More Chinese businesses to become World Cup sponsors

Francis Tellier, who founded Host Broadcast Services after heading the broadcast operation at France ’98, reflects on the massive changes to the World Cup media environment driven by technology and broadcaster demand

USL president Jake Edwards talks to SportBusiness International at Leaders Week in NYC about his concern for legalized sports betting, rising expansion fees and the possibility of promotion and relegation

Bundesliga International chief executive Robert Klein tells SportBusiness International how its new US department will help build its relationship with Fox Sports and why Bayern Munich made the league's entrance easier in the States.