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M. Quentin Williams, founder and chief executive of non-profit organization Dedication To Community, explores the business upside if the NHL and MLB were to retire the numbers of former legends Willie O'Ree and Roberto Clemente across their respective leagues

It took the NHL just a matter of seconds before deciding that Lake Tahoe would be the ideal spot for an outdoor tentpole event. The logistical challenges, however, have been significant, explains NHL chief content officer Steve Mayer.

Keith Wachtel, NHL's chief business officer, speaks to SportBusiness about the wider strategy behind the league's new division and helmet sponsorships for the 2020-21 season.

After decades of failed attempts to develop a new arena and becoming one of the National Hockey League's weakest franchises, the resurgent New York Islanders and partner Oak View Group are developing a venue aimed at transforming both the team and live entertainment in the New York area.

The NHL will this week become the latest major sports organization to launch a players-only esports competition in an attempt to stay relevant and keep fans engaged. Bob Williams reports.

Russian pay-television operator Tricolor has launched three new sports channels as it looks to promote domestic athletes and competitions

The National Hockey League is looking to engage its supporters by launching the NHL Fan Skills at Home challenge on Instagram and TikTok

The National Hockey League’s Vegas Golden Knights have ended their controversial multiyear partnership with Mexico-based sports betting tout service UpickTrade just days after it was announced.

The Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association has gained a further commercial boost by bringing in Adidas as a team jersey partner for the 2021 Secret Dream Gap Tour.

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Bob Williams takes a look at how the ownership group of the NHL's Washington Capitals, the NBA's Washington Wizards and the Capital One Arena has successfully further monetized its ever-increasing fan database with its new Cloud Fan Insight Platform

Four years after National Football League team owner Stan Kroenke relocated the St. Louis Rams to Los Angeles amid bitter acrimony, the Missouri city has firmly regained its civic pride and status as a major league sports town in the United States.

The arrival of Jack Hughes as the No.1 NHL Draft pick and superstar defenseman PK Subban has generated a wave of optimism around the New Jersey Devils. Bob Williams speaks to the Devil's new president Jake Reynolds about his long-term commercial plans for the franchise.  

In order to develop their presence in China, the NHL have sent Alexander Ovechkin on a one-man ambassadorial trip to Beijing this week. Bob Williams talks to David Proper, executive vice-president of media and international strategy, about how ice hockey's governing body is leveraging its players' star power.

NHL team broke e-commerce and in-venue merchandise records after first title in franchise history TV ratings and digital streaming minutes on NBC Sports Washington up significantly year-on-year

The National Hockey League has been swift to capitalise on the repeal of PASPA and the subsequent legalisation of gambling in some US states. Starting next season, the organisation will introduce puck and player tracking to create more in-play betting markets around its content. SportBusiness speaks to the league’s chief revenue officer and executive vice-president, global partnerships, Keith Wachtel.

Mascot is most-followed on Twitter of all US major professional sports and collegiate teams Companies looking to partner with Flyers directly because they want association with Gritty

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

Fifty games moved to afternoons so they can be broadcast in primetime on continent Approximately 30 per cent of NHL players come from overseas

Caesars Entertainment has announced a multi-year partnership with the Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center

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

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

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 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.

Looking at historical data of the publicly-traded commercial partners of the US major leagues shows that investing in Official Corporate Partners is a sound long-term investment strategy. 

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 China sports industry round-up: LPGA confirms replacement for failed Alisports tournament; SAIC Motor strikes Chinese Super League deal; and Vivo lays out World Cup activations

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.