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Sports Business Awards

The spotlight shines on the industry’s best this week at the 12th annual Sports Business Awards. Meet the nominees and learn why you might see them on stage accepting the coveted crystal trophy.
Photo: acie wyatt / illustration by liz spangler

Sports Business Awards Retrospective

 

Best in Digital Sports Media

B/R Live

DAZN

ESPN+

NBA League Pass

NBC Sports Gold

Best in Sports Event and Experiential Marketing

CSM LeadDog

Endeavor Global Marketing

Engine Shop

GMR Marketing

Intersport

Wasserman

Best in Mobile Fan Experience

Bleacher Report

DraftKings Sportsbook

ESPN

NASCAR

Twitter

Best in Sports Technology

Clear

Greenfly

L.A. Clippers & Second Spectrum: CourtVision

SportsCastr

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

Best Talent Representation of the Year

Boras Corporation

CAA Sports

Endeavor

Excel Sports Management

Octagon

Wasserman

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

Celebration of Service

PowerPlay NYC

Best in Sports Social Media

“Friday Night Stripes”: Adidas/Intersport/Twitter

Gritty

JuJu Smith-Schuster

WWE

Sports Breakthrough of the Year

BodyArmor

Los Angeles Football Club

MGM Resorts: Minor League Baseball: Copa de la Diversión

Best in Property Consulting, Sales and Client Services

AEG Global Partnerships

CAA Sports

Endeavor

Excel Sports Management

Legends

Oak View Group

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

Sports Team of the Year

Atlanta United FC

Golden State Warriors

Milwaukee Brewers

Milwaukee Bucks

Portland Thorns FC

Washington Capitals

Best in Corporate Consulting, Marketing and Client Services

CAA Sports

Endeavor Global Marketing

Momentum Worldwide

Octagon

Scout Sports and Entertainment

Wasserman

Best in Sports Media

CBS Sports

ESPN

Fox Sports

NBC Sports Group

Turner Sports

Sports League of the Year

Major League Soccer

National Basketball Association

National Football League

PGA Tour

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