May 8 - 14, 2017 Vol. 20 — No. 4

Top Stories

  • Wasserman’s L.A. story goes far beyond 2024 bid

    Casey Wasserman is known best these days as the face of his home city’s Olympic effort, which has put him in the public eye more than ever before. But the bid campaign is hardly Wasserman’s primary focus.

  • NFL, MLB, NFLPA buy equity stakes in Fanatics

    The NFL, NFL Players Association and Major League Baseball have all purchased equity stakes in Fanatics, America’s biggest online sports retailer, which has grown to become one of the largest licensees of each league.

  • Law firms hit ex-NFLers with settlement liens

    At least 18 law firms filed in federal court requests for liens on more than 320 former players between February 2016 and last week, according to a SportsBusiness Journal review of the filings. The requested liens ask the court not to allow the concussion settlement fund to pay players until firms get their share.

  • Simplify my league

    The last 18 months have brought more than $1 billion in investment and consolidation in the youth sports sector — driven largely by the activities of four companies — as tech-adept parents turn to mobile apps to navigate their kids’ busy sports lives.

  • WNBA’s leader rises over every hurdle smarter, stronger

    An entrepreneurial spirit has followed Lisa Borders along the journey of her life, which has included the streets of Atlanta, the hallways of Duke University, the Atlanta City Council and, now, in her second year as president of the WNBA.

  • First Look podcast: Concussions and liens

    First Look podcast: Ex-NFLers hit with settlement liens; Casey Wasserman profile; and more from this week’s issue.

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