F1 Business Diary 2017: The Japanese Grand Prix

F1 Business Diary 2017: The Japanese Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton extends his drivers’ championship lead to 59 points after Sebastian Vettel’s cruel mechanical failure.

10 October 2017 | By George Dudley

The Premier League, the IPL and Watch: what are Facebook’s intentions in sport?

The Premier League, the IPL and Watch: what are Facebook’s intentions in sport?

With the launch of its new Watch video platform and a plethora of content already live, speculation is rife as to Facebook's sporting strategy. Head of global sports partnerships Dan Reed took questions from journalists in London on what might be next for the social media giant.

05 October 2017 | By Michael Long

How Fanatics is taking its ‘v-commerce’ merchandising model global

How Fanatics is taking its ‘v-commerce’ merchandising model global

Florida-based Fanatics is already a leading player in licensed sports merchandise, but only a tenth of its annual sales come from outside North America. With an ambitious overseas expansion plan and a new president of international at the helm, that might not be the case for much longer.

04 October 2017 | By Michael Long

The NBA returns: what to expect from the new season

The NBA returns: what to expect from the new season

Catch up on all the off-court talking points as basketball's preeminent league returns.

02 October 2017 | By Michael Long

F1 Business Diary 2017: The Malaysian Grand Prix

F1 Business Diary 2017: The Malaysian Grand Prix

Vettel’s bad luck continues as Hamilton extends championship lead.

02 October 2017 | By George Dudley

F1 Business Diary 2017: The Singapore Grand Prix

F1 Business Diary 2017: The Singapore Grand Prix

A three-car first corner crash allowed Lewis Hamilton to jump five places and take the chequered flag under Singapore’s streetlights, extending his title lead to 28 points.

18 September 2017 | By George Dudley

The 131st IOC Session: what will be discussed - and what won’t?

The 131st IOC Session: what will be discussed - and what won’t?

The International Olympic Committee meets in the Peruvian capital of Lima this week for a session which marks the culmination of a Summer Games bidding process that has already reached an amenable outcome, but there will be plenty of more contentious matters to discuss.

13 September 2017 | By Eoin Connolly

David Ellis: Harlequins’ chief custodian on a new era for an English rugby institution

David Ellis: Harlequins’ chief custodian on a new era for an English rugby institution

Harlequins chief executive David Ellis talks to SportsPro about the historic English rugby union club’s commercial outlook, their relationship with the RFU, their increased investment in women’s rugby, the lessons of the 2010 ‘Bloodgate’ scandal and how he finds balance in the squad.

08 September 2017 | By George Dudley

Soccerex Global Convention 2017: Notes from day three

Soccerex Global Convention 2017: Notes from day three

Spanish La Liga president Javier Tebas dominated the discussions - and the headlines - on the closing day of Soccerex's final bow in Manchester.

07 September 2017 | By Adam Nelson

Soccerex Global Convention 2017: Notes from day two

Soccerex Global Convention 2017: Notes from day two

Soccer’s wider role in society was the overarching theme on the second day at Manchester Central, with Juan Mata’s Common Goal the headline draw.

05 September 2017 | By Adam Nelson

New NFL season: your nine-point commercial primer

New NFL season: your nine-point commercial primer

The fight for LA, the opening of a sparkling new stadium, the impending arrival of Amazon, a fresh lease of life for NFL Game Pass, and a commissioner under pressure once again. SportsPro looks at some of the top off-field talking points heading into the new National Football League (NFL) season.

05 September 2017 | By Michael Long

Soccerex Global Convention 2017: Notes from day one

Soccerex Global Convention 2017: Notes from day one

A recap of the biggest stories to emerge from day one of the Soccerex Global Convention, which began today in Manchester Central.

04 September 2017 | By Adam Nelson

F1 Business Diary 2017: The Italian Grand Prix

F1 Business Diary 2017: The Italian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton’s third victory in four Grands Prix sees the Briton now lead the drivers’ championship from Sebastian Vettel by three points.

04 September 2017 | By George Dudley

Americas Bulletin: MLSE’s record deal; ‘Money Fight’ pays out; Sportflix flops and more

Americas Bulletin: MLSE’s record deal; ‘Money Fight’ pays out; Sportflix flops and more

This week: a blockbuster naming rights deal in Toronto, plus the UFC’s streaming debacle, a reality check for the latest ‘Netflix of sports’, ESPN joins Top Rank’s corner, IBM, Conmebol and more.

31 August 2017 | By Michael Long

Black Book Motorsport Forum

Black Book Motorsport Forum

The fourth edition of the Black Book Motorsport Forum (BBMF) took place on 22nd August at London’s Grange Tower Bridge Hotel

30 August 2017 | By George Dudley

F1 Business Diary 2017: The Belgian Grand Prix

F1 Business Diary 2017: The Belgian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton holds off Sebastian Vettel to win in Belgium and reduce drivers’ championship deficit to seven points.

30 August 2017 | By George Dudley