Featured Story

College Football Sydney Cup Draws Praise From Hawaii AD, Cal Coach

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 30 / 16

The "resounding success" of the first Sydney Cup college football game has "raised hopes that an NFL fixture will be next to hit Sydney's shores," according to Jamie Marcuson of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. A "bumper crowd" of 61,247 flocked to ANZ Stadium to witness the University of California ...

Read More

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

More Stories

01/27/16
Formula E Going Virtual To Engage Fans

Formula E is looking for new ways to engage fans on and off the track and it believes virtual racing could be the answer. The electric racing series held its first "Race Off" event on Saturday, featuring drivers Bruno Senna and Nicolas Prost. The event, which was held at London’s Gfinity Arena ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe, United Kingdom

01/27/16
What They're Saying ...

The BBC and BuzzFeed News on Jan. 18 revealed evidence of widespread suspected match-fixing in int’l tennis. The report, which claimed that 16 top-50 players were suspected of throwing matches over the last decade, immediately made headlines around the globe. No suspected players were named, b ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe

01/27/16
Ex-Betfair Exec: Suspicion A Publicity Stunt

Former Betfair Head of Education Scott Ferguson believes Pinnacle Sports suspended betting on a mixed doubles match at the Australian Open in a "cheap grab at free publicity" as Betfair and the tournament's betting partner, William Hill, reported no suspicious activity on the match, according to Cha ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

01/27/16
MLB Eyes London For 2017

America's pastime "is seeking to build a new audience across the pond," according to ESPN. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said that the league "is looking to play its first regular-season games in London in 2017." He said, "We are very interested in playing there, and we're working hard on that one. I ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, United Kingdom

01/27/16
European Athletics Chief Says Coe Is It

European Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen said that IAAF President Sebastian Coe is "the right man to lead the sport out of its doping and corruption crisis and he has the support of all the European federations," according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. Coe was elected head of the IAAF "last ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe

01/27/16
British Dopers To Be Banned For Life

First-time drug cheats "face being banned for life from representing Great Britain under new plans being drawn up by UK Athletics," according to Ben Rumsby of the London TELEGRAPH. UKA Chair Ed Warner revealed British track-and-field athletes would be "forced to sign away their right to compete at t ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, United Kingdom

01/27/16
AFL Begins Female Talent Search

The Australian Football League "has begun identifying talent for its inaugural national women's competition, set to start in 2017, with a search underway to poach some of Australia's best female sports stars," according to Nathan Lay of the BRISBANE TIMES. Led by Melbourne captain and AFL female amb ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

01/26/16
GMs Propose Matchday Over Christmas

Bundesliga GMs "have proposed scheduling a matchday over Christmas similar to what the English Premier League does," according to Henning Eberhardt of SPONSORs. Regarding a "Boxing Day" gameday on Dec. 26, Borussia Mönchengladbach GM Max Eberl said, "Why not? But it's important to me that we do ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe

01/26/16
F1 Drivers Call For Halo Safety Device

Formula 1 drivers are calling for a "new safety device to be installed in their cockpits" from '17, hoping the so-called halo will "prevent serious injury from flying debris," according to REUTERS. Grand Prix Drivers’ Association Chair Alexander Wurz said that his members wanted "swi ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

01/26/16
African League Tips Off With BDA Assist

NBA agent Bill Duffy and a Nigerian-born agent who works for him have "launched what is thought to be the first professional basketball league in Africa," according to Liz Mullen of the SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. The African Basketball League is "set to tip off March 4 with six teams playing in four co ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Africa

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug