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Could StubHub Center NFL plan emerge in 2016?

By onJune 29, 2015 in MLS

In an unusual NFL/MLS twist, StubHub Center is under consideration as a temporary NFL venue beginning in 2016, as the league …

Los Angeles

Pro athletes pay a big price for their success – in taxes - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Everybody pays taxes. But professional athletes pay … and pay … and pay.

Pro athletes are not like your everyday taxpayer, and players at all levels …


Hyundai Signs Four-Year Deal to Replace GM as NFL’s Auto Sponsor

Hyundai Motor Co. signed a four-year deal with the National Football League to become an official sponsor of the most-watched sports league in the …


Discovery makes Olympic investment with major IOC deal

US media and entertainment company Discovery Communications and its pan-European sports broadcaster Eurosport have acquired television and …


At Wimbledon, a Power Broker Gambles to Reassert Its Marketing Magic

There are many ways to break down this year’s Wimbledon draw: by nationality, by seeding, by top half, by bottom half or — if you are in a commercial frame of mind — by management company.

Tracking which superstar, or perhaps more important, which rising star, is represented by which organization …


Division I to consider tougher academic integrity policies

At a time when national attention is focused on academic integrity in higher education, the Division I membership will now have the opportunity to …


Stadia Ventures Launches Accelerator That Expects to Invest $10M in Sports Startups

Stadia Ventures, the Sports Innovation Hub, announced its plan to launch Stadia Accelerator, a business development accelerator for sports-related …

Venture Capital

St. Louis Cardinals Investigated by F.B.I. for Hacking Astros

WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. and Justice Department prosecutors are investigating front-office officials for the St. Louis Cardinals, one of the most successful teams in baseball over the past two decades, for hacking into the internal networks of a rival team to steal closely guarded information about …

St. Louis Cardinals

Success Is Not An Accident: What Sports Business Millennials Can Learn From NBA MVP Stephen Curry

Some years back, Alan Stein attended the inaugural Kobe Bryant Nike Skills Academy. The three-day camp included the country’s top 20 high school shooting guards along the top 10 college shooting guards.

Among those individuals was now Golden State Warriors MVP point guard, Stephen Curry.

“The least …

Stephen Curry

9 essential, free resources for sports business pro's

There are loads of good sports business resources out there but many hide their best content behind a paywall. Here are nine essential and free …

Sports Industry

New England Patriots Go Green With Lots Of Solar Panels

Sports events tend to leave massive environmental footprints with huge amounts of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Not to mention, …

Green Living

Is a return to Montreal the answer to baseball's biggest dilemma?

This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's June 22 eSports Issue. Subscribe today!

TALK TO BASEBALL fans in Montreal, real ones, ones who remember the last good days before the sabotage and the theft, and they can tell you all about June 27, 1994, the night the second-place Expos were hosting the …


Head of Russia World Cup lashes out at investigations into Fifa

As allegations of widespread corruption continue to shake Fifa, Alexei Sorokin, the head of the organising committee for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, has lashed out at the investigations into football’s governing body and calls to strip Russia of the event.

Speaking at the World Football Forum in …

European Football

Mark Cuban donates $5 million to Indiana University

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- As Mark Cuban looked for ways to help the Dallas Mavericks gain a competitive advantage in the NBA, the Indiana University graduate thought his alma mater should get in on the ground floor.

On Friday, the school announced that Cuban had made a $5 million donation for a …

College Sports

Report: Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler banned from Pats OTAs

Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler played the part of Super Bowl hero in February when he sealed New England's Super Bowl win by picking off Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson at the 1-yard line, late in the fourth quarter.

That probably seems like forever ago though, because right now, Butler's …

Bill Belichick

The 20 highest-paid athletes in the world

They don't call him "Money" for nothing. Forbes released it's 2015 rendition of the top-100 highest-paid athletes in the world on Wednesday, and for the second straight year boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. topped the list, earning just $13 million less than the next three athletes combined.

Mayweather …

Manny Pacquiao

Nike is taking over the NBA

Nike is now decking out the NBA.

In an announcement on Wednesday, Nike and the NBA announced that the athletic apparel company would become the exclusive provider of on-court gear for the professional basketball league.

Nike will also be the on-court gear partner for the WNBA and the NBA D-League.

The …


Brazil legend Zico to stand for FIFA presidency

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Former Brazil star Zico on Wednesday confirmed he will stand in the election to succeed Sepp Blatter as president of FIFA, although he admitted he may struggle to find enough support.

"I would like to confirm the decision to be a candidate," the 62-year-old told a news …

Brazilian Football

FIFA may not be able to change the hosts of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups even if they want to

In the wake of an alleged $150 million bribery and corruption scandal involving FIFA, many people in the soccer world are calling for re-votes or overall cancellations of the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Despite claims of corruption within FIFA, legal roadblocks could …

Middle East

FIFA officials have handed over computer data to Swiss police amid corruption investigation

Lausanne (AFP) - FIFA have handed over computer data to Swiss police investigating the 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes and suspended bidding for the 2026 tournament as it remained at the centre of a football corruption storm.

Brazilian legend Zico, meanwhile, became the first person to officially …


Clouds hover as inaugural European Games set to begin

BAKU (AFP) - Organisers will hope exploits by the likes of Olympic heroines Katie Taylor and Jade Jones will replace headlines over concerns for Azerbaijan's human rights record when the inaugural European Games get underway in Baku on Friday.

The days leading up to the opening ceremony have done …


World Cup can put 'feelgood factor' back in sport

London (AFP) - RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie predicts the Rugby World Cup can help put the "feelgood factor" back in global sport following the corruption scandal that has rocked the world of football.

Prince Harry and England's World Cup drop goal hero Jonny Wilkinson helped launch the Webb Ellis …

European Football

Ireland FA were paid €5m by Fifa not to protest Thierry Henry handball: as it happened

Latest on the Fifa crisis as Ireland FA chief executive John Delaney says he got paid off to not protest his team getting dumped out of 2010 World Cup qualifying

Follow Friday's live developments here


Something to reflect on from Dan Levene on Twitter


Another potential runner for the Fifa …

Thierry Henry

Russian officials say Fifa scandal will not affect 2018 World Cup preparations

Russian officials said the resignation of Fifa president Sepp Blatter would have no impact on their preparations to host the World Cup in 2018 and insisted there could be no question of revisiting the decision to hand Russia the tournament.

“It’s not about Russia or Qatar, it’s about respect to …


FIFA Scandal: Follow The Money To Qatar

As investigators turn up the heat on global soccer’s governing body, Forbes examines the rise of Qatar as a major influence in the sport.


With Blatter gone, can FIFA be fixed?

(CNN) —The one thing that FIFA may have already learned from the scandal that rocked its luxury hotel doors in Switzerland last week? Image is everything.

In a move that stunned many, the most powerful man in sports, FIFA President Sepp Blatter, announced his resignation only days after being …

Sepp Blatter

Qatar claims NO workers have died while building its World Cup stadiums

There is a graphic circulating the internet right now, which compares the death tolls for constructing different World Cups and Olympic games - Qatar comes out, by far, the worst.

An estimated 1,200 migrant workers have died since Qatar started constructing its 2022 World Cup stadiums. The country …

Qatar World Cup

Sepp Blatter resignation puts Qatar World Cup bid at risk

Sepp Blatter had barely left the room where he announced he would step down from the FIFA presidency on Tuesday before talk turned to Qatar, proposed site for the controversial 2022 World Cup.

On the surface, Blatter's shocking decision would appear to be tremendous news for the United States, which …

SEC Network Revenue Needs Context

SEC Network revenue needs to be put into context. While the SEC Network has been an extraordinary success and exceeded all expectations, it is not as …