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Reader Survey: Teams & Leagues


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League that will be the first to place a franchise outside North America:

NFL 41.9%
NBA 27.1%
MLS 9.9%
NHL 7.4%
MLB 7.3%

Responses 1,189

When a U.S.-based league will place a franchise outside North America:

Within the next five years 37.0%
Within the next 10 years 46.3%
More than 10 years from now 11.7%
Never 2.9%

Responses 1,189

Most innovative sports property:

NFL 21.9%
NBA 16.8%
MLB 13.4%

Responses 1,164


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Property/organization with the most growth potential:

MLS 28.5%
UFC 10.7%
MLB 9.9%
NHL 8.2%

Responses 1,076

League that does not face enough media scrutiny over its athletes’ use of performance- enhancing drugs:

NFL 56.3%
NBA 28.4%
NHL 19.1%
MLB 12.1%

Responses 1,191

League that gets the best grade for its testing and regulations for performance-enhancing drugs:

MLB 43.5%
NFL 15.4%
NBA 7.9%
NHL 6.9%

Responses 1,298