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In this week's US sports industry round-up: NBA Finals tickets are cheapest in four years; FC Cincinnati to join MLS in 2019; and Twin Cities 'netted $370m from Super Bowl'

In this week's US sports industry round-up: Tepper wins race to take over Carolina Panthers; Supreme Court rules in favour of sports betting; and NBA play-off ratings continue to soar.

District Detroit app not only links the home of the Red Wings and Pistons to a 50-block neighbourhood, it also offers an insight into how public spaces could be connected in future.

In this week's US sports industry round-up: MLB aims to establish long-term relationship with London; United 2026 offers financial and diplomatic assurances; and Manning considers joining Panthers ownership group 

In this week's US sports industry round-up: Khan wants Wembley Stadium to host Super Bowl; NFL Draft draws record TV ratings; and Trump interference threatens USA-led World Cup bid

In this week's China sports industry round-up: Second Formula E team becomes Chinese-owned; US-China trade war threatens sportswear production; Chinese World Cup attendance will be strong, if overstated

Under the leadership of Yao Ming and his long-time friend and ally Ma Guoli, the Chinese Basketball Association is undergoing arguably the most ambitious reforms in Chinese sport. Ahead of the second edition of the Leaders Sport Business Summit in Beijing on 25th and 26th July this year, Leaders editor-at-large James Emmett visited the CBA League offices to find out how Yao and Ma are doing it.

In this month's issue we cover the following: COMING TO AMERICA  – Bayern Munich's New York office helps to secure new partners JUVENTUS – the commercial strategy of Italy's top club LOCAL

NBA commissioner Adam Silver tells SportBusiness International why micro-transactions are more than a revenue stream – and why the concept will catch on

Frank Dunne reports on how the NBA tries to maximise its international media-rights income by approaching each market with complete flexibility.

In this week's China sports industry round-up: CSL extends media rights deal with CSM; Sina partners with Mediapro to promote 3x3; and NBA plans month-long Chinese New Year celebration.

In this week's China sports industry round-up: WTA Finals will move to Shenzhen; China Open becomes second £1m snooker event; and more details about Wanda's IPO.

The formation of Harris Blitzer Sport and Entertainment last year brought the sports assets of American billionaires Joshua Harris and David Blitzer together into one holding company. Chief executive Scott O’Neil, president Hugh Weber and the Sixers’ president of business operations Chris Heck spoke to Ben Cronin about the company's aspirations the day after the NBA London game.

Adam Nelson sits down with Ben Morel, the NBA's managing director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, to discuss how the basketball league is developing its fanbase - and income - overseas.

Richard Mulligan swaps Disney’s Magic Kingdom for an evening of NBA wizardry in Orlando.