Featured Story

World Rugby CEO Says Organization Would Back Expansion To North America

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 29 / 16

World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper said that the organization "would support North American teams joining the Pro12," according to the BBC. Pro12 officials "have held talks" that could lead to U.S. and Canadian sides being involved in the future. Gosper: "We'd be supportive of any competitions includ...

Read More

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, North America

More Stories

11/18/15
London Irish CEO Talks About N.Y. Game

On Oct. 27 the London Irish rugby club announced it would play a regular-season fixture against Saracens at Red Bull Arena in New Jersey, the first Aviva Premiership match overseas. Last week we spoke with club CEO and former rugby player Bob Casey during a trip to N.Y. about the experiment. The Lon ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, North America

11/18/15
Liberty Global Snaps Up Cable And Wireless

Liberty Global, the cable empire owned by John Malone, announced a £3.5B ($5.3B) deal to buy Cable and Wireless Communications, extending the reach of the U.S. "king of cable" in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to Szu Ping Chan of the London TELEGRAPH. Liberty, which owns Virgin Med ...

Tags: Media, North America

11/17/15
USTA Responds To Bouchard's Lawsuit

The USTA charged in court papers that tennis player Eugenie Bouchard was responsible for her injuries during this year’s U.S. Open. The Canadian slipped and fell in the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center’s physiotherapy room on Sept. 4, allegedly causing a concussion that ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, North America

11/17/15
Inaria Announces Partnership

Performance Sports Group brand Inaria, a football equipment and apparel designer and manufacturer, announced a partnership with Major League Soccer side Toronto FC and Italian int'l Sebastian Giovinco. Giovinco selected Inaria as his provider of training apparel and to develop a new full lifestyle c ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, North America

11/13/15
Hangin' With ... Joe Carr

JOE CARR is the senior VP of global business strategy at UFC. In his position, he is responsible for the management of UFC’s four int'l offices and its global strategy and operations. Carr has been a driving force behind UFC’s int'l growth initiatives and the expansion of live events a ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, North America

11/12/15
Future Of U.S. Grand Prix In Jeopardy

F1’s showpiece grand prix in the U.S. "is in danger of folding as the money runs out," according to Kevin Eason of the LONDON TIMES. The Circuit of the Americas, which hosts the U.S. Grand Prix, "is now facing the loss of state grants that were vital to balance the books." Race Founder and COT ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, North America

11/12/15
Rousey To Endorse Monster Energy

UFC fighter Ronda Rousey "has added another major endorsement deal to her growing roster of sponsors," partnering with Monster Energy, according to Damon Martin of FOX SPORTS. Monster Energy "has become a mainstay with the UFC over the last few years with endorsement deals locked in with the promoti ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, North America

11/11/15
Mexico Prefers Back-To-Back With Texas

Mexican Grand Prix promoter Alejandro Soberon said that organizers "would rather have their Formula One race paired with neighboring Texas than be back-to-back with Brazil," according to Alan Baldwin of REUTERS. Soberon: "I think honestly, personally, it is a better idea to have it back-to-back with ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, North America

11/11/15
Bruin Sports Capital Acquires Engine Shop

Bruin Sports Capital, launched in '15 by George Pyne, announced the acquisition of Engine Shop, an experiential marketing agency known for its creative approach to engagement and amplification of marketing programs across the entertainment, sports, fashion, consumer and lifestyle sectors. Engine Sho ...

Tags: Finance, North America

11/10/15
U.S. Pro Rugby Union To Launch In '16

Professional club rugby union is set to begin in the U.S. in April, with a "competition sanctioned by USA Rugby and World Rugby," according to Martin Pengelly of the London GUARDIAN. The league, announced in N.Y. on Monday, "will be contested by six city based men’s teams," employing mostly U. ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, North America

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug