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Sports Business Awards: The Nominees Are …

We are pleased to present the nominees for the 12th annual Sports Business Awards, which recognize excellence over the past year. Please join us for the awards gala on May 22 at the New York Marriott Marquis at Times Square.

Sports Team of the Year

Atlanta United FC
Golden State Warriors
Milwaukee Brewers
Milwaukee Bucks
Portland Thorns FC
Washington Capitals

Sports League of the Year

Major League Soccer
National Basketball Association
National Football League
PGA Tour

Sports Event of the Year

100th PGA Championship
2019 NHL All-Star Game
Bank of America Roval 400
Super Bowl LIII
U.S. Open Tennis Championships

Sports Sponsor of the Year

Anheuser-Busch InBev
Capital One
Geico
Pizza Hut
State Farm

Sports Facility of the Year

Banc of California Stadium
Fiserv Forum
Mercedes-Benz Stadium
State Farm Arena
USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

Best in Sports Media

CBS Sports
ESPN
Fox Sports
NBC Sports Group
Turner Sports

Best in Digital Sports Media

B/R Live
DAZN
ESPN+
NBA League Pass
NBC Sports Gold

Best in Sports Social Media

“Friday Night Stripes”: Adidas/Intersport/Twitter 
Gritty
JuJu Smith-Schuster
WWE

Best in Mobile Fan Experience

Bleacher Report
DraftKings Sportsbook
ESPN
NASCAR
Twitter

Best Talent Representation of the Year

Boras Corporation
CAA Sports
Endeavor
Excel Sports Management
Octagon
Wasserman

Best in Sports Event and Experiential Marketing

CSM LeadDog
Endeavor Global Marketing
Engine Shop
GMR Marketing
Intersport
Wasserman

Best in Corporate Consulting, Marketing and Client Services

CAA Sports
Endeavor Global Marketing
Momentum Worldwide
Octagon
Scout Sports and Entertainment
Wasserman

Best in Property Consulting, Sales and Client Services

AEG Global Partnerships
CAA Sports
Endeavor
Excel Sports Management
Legends
Oak View Group

Best in Sports Technology

Clear
Greenfly
Second Spectrum: Clippers CourtVision
SportsCastr

Sports Breakthrough of the Year

BodyArmor
Los Angeles Football Club
MGM Resorts
Minor League Baseball: Copa de la Diversión

Athletic Director of the Year

Ray Anderson, Arizona State University
Mitch Barnhart, University of Kentucky
Jennifer Cohen, University of Washington
Blake James, University of Miami
Jamie Pollard, Iowa State University

Sports Executive of the Year

Don Garber, Major League Soccer
Jimmy Pitaro, ESPN 
Michael Rubin, Fanatics
Eric Shanks, Fox Sports
Adam Silver, National Basketball Association

Lifetime Achievement Award

Tim Finchem

First Look podcast, with SBA analysis at the 22:57 mark: