December 10 - 16, 2012 Vol. 15 — No. 34

Top Stories

  • A candid chat with ESPN’s chief

    ESPN President John Skipper tops our Most Influential list this year, in part, for the way he handled the transition from former ESPN president George Bodenheimer. It’s never easy to replace a legend.

  • StubHub, MLBAM renew deal

    StubHub has signed a five-year contract extension with MLB Advanced Media to remain baseball’s official ticket resale marketplace, extending its controversial relationship with the sport but not without some changes.

  • Big Ten might keep newest schools off network

    The fact that Maryland and Rutgers are joining the Big Ten Conference doesn’t guarantee that their games will be on the Big Ten Network. In fact, several of their games may not be available locally at all — TV or broadband — when they kick off their Big Ten seasons in 2014.

  • 100th anniversary looms in NFL battle

    As the NFL negotiates to end a more than three-year-old lawsuit brought by retirees seeking payment from NFL Films for use of their likenesses, a new concern is playing a part in the settlement talks: securing the players’ image rights in advance of the league’s 100th anniversary in 2019.

  • MLS partners run the table in fan recognition

    MLS sponsors were correctly identified as such by the league’s fans at a higher rate than the companies’ rival brands across all categories, according to the results of this year’s MLS Sponsor Loyalty survey.

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