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Volume 23 No. 13
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Sports fights fatigue

Across the board, decision-makers in sports are exploring changes to how their games are played and presented. The reasons vary, but a common denominator is to make the competition more compelling for fans at the game and those watching on a growing number of platforms. We look at changes introduced or proposed, and ask influential figures in sports business what they would like to see next.

Football: Changing pace
Tennis: Advantage technology
Baseball: Pace of play
Golf: Format adjustment
Basketball: Testing change
Hockey: Technology power play
Media: Connecting to the next generation
Rich Luker: How sports can improve standing with fans
■ Research: How fans watch sports
Timeline: Charting the course of change in rules, presentation

First Look podcast: A discussion of these issues and more: