December 11 - 17, 2017 Vol. 20 — No. 34

Top Stories

  • 50 Most Influential: 2017

    Our annual feature takes a decidedly political turn, with President Donald Trump debuting in the top spot.

  • It’s anyone’s bet on sports gambling

    “What comes next?” was the natural question to posit after last week’s Supreme Court hearings in Christie v. NCAA, a case that could lead to widespread adoption of sports wagering, especially in states that already host casinos or horse tracks.

  • Emmert: College hoops needs change

    NCAA President Mark Emmert, speaking last week at the Learfield Intercollegiate Athletics Forum, was emphatic that the NCAA’s basketball commission will come back in relatively short time — a matter of months — with changes that will lead to a revamped culture around the game.

  • Manfred’s sweeping changes

    Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has started a sweeping reorganization that unifies the league office, MLB Advanced Media and MLB Network into one entity and elevates top executives Tony Petitti and Dan Halem to deputy commissioners.

  • Media rights push industry to $69.3B

    Sports’ most lucrative revenue streams are projected to grow from $69.3 billion this year to a record $78.5 billion in 2021, extending the industry’s recent seller’s market, according to a report scheduled to be released today by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

  • First Look: Sports and SCOTUS

    In our First Look podcast this week, SBJ’s Abe Madkour, Bill King and Michael Smith discuss this week’s issue, including our front-page stories: Sports betting and SCOTUS, college hoops at IAF, and our annual feature on the 50 most influential people in sports business.

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