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Jordan, LeBron, Kobe sign on with new sports business

How do you get Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James to join your new sports business?<p>You bring on board a former Nike (NKE) executive that …

Billy Beane on the Future of Sports: A Tech-Driven Revolution

The A's General Manager Says New Systems Will Transform How We Play—and Watch—Sports<p>Baseball—my passion and profession for three decades—has been at the forefront of the analytics revolution sweeping through sports. And the game is just beginning.<p>The proverbial tip of the iceberg: Statcast, a 3-D …

The World Cup Will Not Change the Status of American Soccer - The American Interest

After Brazil<p>The World Cup Will Not Change the Status of American Soccer<p>But the United States may nevertheless come to play a greater role in the …

Belgium’s blueprint that gave birth to a golden generation

Not everything that Michel Sablon writes down goes to plan. At Italia 90, Sablon was part of Belgium’s coaching staff, and a couple of minutes before the end of extra time in their last-16 match against England, he compiled a list of the penalty-takers. He had just finished scribbling the names …

Richard Scudamore: financial fair play rules unsustainable in present form

The Premier League has called into question the future of the Football League's new financial fair play rules, warning that as they stand they are not viable.<p>Judging by their annual results, around half of the teams in the Championship could face a substantial fine or a transfer embargo, having …

Manchester City and PSG offered deals over financial fair play

Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are among a number of clubs who have been offered settlements for breaching financial fair play rules, it can be revealed.<p>Uefa's club financial control board has made offers to all the clubs deemed to have breached the rules in advance of its meeting on …

Rafa Nadal | Financial Times

Rafa Nadal does not believe it. He never has and he never will. And that, he maintains, is the secret of his success, the reason why, embarking on …

My Kid Stopped Trying! What Now?

One of the questions I am often asked is “How do I change my kid’s attitude toward sports? He just does not seem into it anymore, and he is not …

Inside Bayern Munich: how the Bundesliga club plans global expansion

In the heart of the European football super club that is Bayern Munich the chairman, former international centre-forward Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, is steadily explaining some finer detail in the story of how they reached where they are today. It is a tale of relentless progression by a member-owned …

Don Garber Keeps on Truckin'

<i>This piece is cross-posted from</i> Eight by Eight <i>magazine.</i><p><b>How a Onetime American Football Man Is Leading MLS Into the Future</b><p><i>By Noah Davis</i><p>You can draw a direct line between a moment early in Don Garber's career and a 14-minute stretch last winter when Beyoncé Knowles nearly obliterated the Internet. In …

9 Business Books That Will Change Your Life

Great leaders learn every day, and reading great books is the one of the best ways to learn. I've been fortunate enough to read some excellent books …

New Beta Leadership Model For Startup Company

The reigning theory in business has long been that “alpha” leaders make the best entrepreneurs. These are aggressive, results-driven achievers who …

How to Explore Multiple Passions in One Job

You like to paint and do public relations and plan awesome parties, too. But if you think it’s impossible to combine all your passions into one …

8 Questions To Ask Your Boss That Can Make Or Break Your Career

Want to get ahead in the workplace? Channel your inner talk show host.<p>Think about it: You probably only hear from your boss when a) you royally screwed up, b) you majorly kicked ass or c) it’s performance review time.<p>Feedback from your supervisor is what you crave, unless you’re happy flying under …

More on the 49ers stadium technology

The 49ers continue construction on their new stadium, and with the opening now less than nine months away, promotion for the new facility continues. …

Timing is Everything: Twitter’s IPO and Sports

Timing is everything… With much anticipation, Twitter went public on Thursday, November 7, 2013. As much anticipation as there was for the IPO, there …

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It was 1995, and Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder was addressing the crowd at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. “Speaking of feisty, some smartass who arranged the tables put our table right next to Ticketmaster’s table over here,” he said, pointing and grinning as the audience erupted in laughter. “So I …

Apples and Oranges – sponsorship vs. traditional media

I was inspired to write this blog post based on a recent call with an agency. The genesis of the conversation involved the comparison of a fully …

The connected sports fan: Testing out speedy WiFi, ticket upgrade feature at a Portland Trail Blazers game

PORTLAND, Ore. — My nose was nearly bleeding when we finally found our seats at the Trail Blazers game on Monday night. Up high in the 300 level, my …

Manchester United's stadium gets a high tech upgrade

<i>This article was taken from the November 2013 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online,</i> …

You’re the Director of Marketing – Not the Coach

Posted by Lou Imbriano<p>When the person who runs marketing for your team talks about wins and losses as part of the team’s marketing plan, call Donald …

5 Steps to Making Content Marketing a Habit

Let’s face it. You’re busy. You have a business to run. You have things to do in the “real world.” The last thing on your mind is sitting in front of …

The lowdown on all 32 teams who will compete at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil

THE line-up is complete! We now know 32 nations that will take part in next summer's World Cup finals in Brazil.<p>We'll see 13 European, five South …

Major League Soccer's Most Valuable Teams

At halftime of July’s 2013 MLS All-Star Game, commissioner Don Garber joined the broadcast crew to announce to a national audience that Major League Soccer planned to expand to 24 teams by 2020. That idea would have seemed preposterous ten years ago, when the league was hemorrhaging cash by the …

Major League Soccer's Stadium Revolution

This weekend features the second leg of Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference Championship, a winner-take-all showdown between the Houston Dynamo and Sporting Kansas City. The series is great for fans, not only because of the talented teams involved, but also because it’s being contested in the …

Major League Soccer's Billionaire Owners

Major League Soccer, despite incredible success over the last five years, is still considered by many to be the little brother to America’s big four pro leagues. Yet that reputation hasn’t kept away some of the world’s wealthiest investors. Six of the league’s 19 teams are owned, at least in part, …

Six case studies that prove the power of content marketing

<b>In October 2012 Econsultancy ran a survey which found that 90% of brands felt that content marketing would become more important over the following</b> …