Featured Story

NBPA sets up separate unit to handle commercial ventures

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 18 / 17

As it establishes itself as a marketing property fully independent of the NBA, the league’s players’ association has established a separate business unit for commercial activities, including merchandising, sponsorship, events and content. The new unit, National Basketball Players Inc....

Read More

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

More Stories

02/15/16
FIFA members set for vote on president

FIFA’s 209 member associations will vote on a successor for banned President Sepp Blatter next week. And with five candidates seeking the presidency, it may be a truly contested election, something that’s a unique situation for the governing body. In Blatter’s four elections as ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

02/15/16
NASCAR charter a ‘win-win’

NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France outlines the new ownership structure. Photo by: GETTY IMAGES In the summer of 2014, when the Race Team Alliance’s chief representatives walk ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

02/15/16
A time of reflection for soccer’s Gulati

Sunil Gulati has had a front-row seat to see soccer’s massive growth across his 30 years in the sport, including nearly a decade as U.S. Soccer Federation president. But he’s also, as a member of FIFA’s Executive Committee and an influential figure within CONCACAF, watched the spot ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

02/08/16
Bettman praises Jacobs’ influence

Jacobs (far right) and Patriots owner Robert Kraft listen to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman as he announces this year’s Winter Classic. Photo by: AP IMAGES NHL Commissioner G ...

Tags: Champions, Leagues and Governing Bodies

02/08/16
Face of NHRA named president of IHRA

Mike Dunn, a former drag racing driver and owner who has been the face of the NHRA on ESPN for the past 14 years, is the new president of the rival International Hot Rod Association. The move comes as part of a reorganization engineered by Chris Lencheski, hired as vice chairman and CEO of IHRA p ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

01/25/16
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. The African Basketball League is set to tip off March 4 with six teams playing in four countries. The league is the creation of Ugo Udezue, who ...

Tags: Labor and Agents, Leagues and Governing Bodies

01/25/16
NHL welcomes Canadian teams to loan pool

The NHL is expanding its loan pool that extends low-interest debt to clubs by $300 million, to $1.7 billion, and is allowing Canadian teams to join in the borrowing for the first time. Citigroup is leading the transaction, which the league expects to complete next month. The NHL launched the ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

01/25/16
MLB hails compromise on territories

A bleary-eyed Bob Bowman acknowledged that he, and many others involved in the Garber vs. MLB lawsuit regarding baseball’s broadcast territories and blackout rules, didn’t get much sleep over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. But marathon negotiating sessions produced a settlem ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

01/25/16
Tennis leaders to meet on match fixing

Leaders from tennis’ major governing bodies were scheduled to meet at the Australian Open over the weekend to discuss potentially bringing more transparency to the Tennis Integrity Unit, which oversees gambling in the sport. Tennis was rocked by a report in BuzzFeed and the BBC last week th ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

01/18/16
Kroenke to borrow $1B for stadium

The proposed stadium in Inglewood is currently priced at as much as $2.66 billion, which would make it the most expensive sports facility ever built. Photo by: HKS ARCHITECTS (2) ...

Tags: Finance, Leagues and Governing Bodies

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug