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Volume 22 No. 19

Monday, May 20, 2019

Volume 22 No. 7

This week, nominees turn into winners at the SBAs!

The spotlight shines on the industry’s best this week at the 12th annual Sports Business Awards in New York. Meet the nominees across all categories.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Tim Finchem

He used his power and influence as PGA Tour commissioner to expand the game, all while skillfully navigating the hazards along the way.

ESPN and Fox Sports unveil contrasting sports gambling strategies

ESPN plans to profit on the growing legalization trend through programming and advertising. Fox Sports wants to help consumers actually make bets.

WNBA makes new business push with commissioner hire

The league opens its 2019 season on Friday with significant new business initiatives while also grappling with potential labor issues.

USOC leaders take on new roles with IOC

New leaders have been named to some of the IOC’s advisory commissions, restoring American influence after a gap and bringing Los Angeles 2028 into the global fold.

Indy 500 bullish on attendance, but will ratings rebound?

The race, which has a new presenting sponsor, will run its 103rd edition this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where NBC Sports will make its debut airing the event.

BDA signs strong NBA draft class with Barrett, Hayes

Agency signs large class of prospects, including Duke guard RJ Barrett and Texas forward/center Jaxson Hayes, both projected lottery picks.

Complexity to debut next-gen esports training facility

The GameStop Performance Center opens this week at The Star in Frisco, Texas, quite possibly the most advanced esports training facility in the world.