XFL

The bankrupt XFL has been acquired for $15m by an investment group which includes Hollywood star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and American investment firm RedBird Capital Partners

The XFL has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, making the move on the first business day after the spring-season American football league suspended operations and fired virtually all its staff

The rebooted XFL has been forced to cancel its inaugural season after just five weeks due to the global Covid-19 pandemic

In a potentially worrying landmark for the XFL, domestic television ratings for the spring-season American football league fell below the one-million mark for the first time over the weekend

XFL, the new American football league that launched at the weekend, has continued its commercial activity by agreeing a deal with sports data and content company Sportradar

The new XFL professional American football league has appointed 160over90, the recently rebranded marketing services arm of sports and entertainment group Endeavor, to a communications role

ABC will broadcast the first game of the rebooted XFL, between the DC Defenders and Seattle Dragons, at Audi Field in Washington, DC, on Saturday, February 8, at 2pm ET.