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Viktor Hovland, of Norway, chips to the 18th green during the final round of the 2019 John Deere Classic golf tournament (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
First PGA Tour With Spectators Canceled

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry, with nearly every professional league throughout the world on hiatus and collegiate and amateur sports brought to a standstill. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed and the question that is on every fan’s mind is: When will they return? Continue Reading

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How to Coach Players During COVID-19

To win games, the head coach creates a playbook determined by player attributes. Being increasingly cognizant of the mindset of each player is more relevant than ever for coaches to have success. As the sports landscape braces for the prospect of little or no fan attendance when events return, this makes the sensitivity to player Continue Reading

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Safety is Priority Before Return to Play, Says NBA Union Director

Going six weeks without sports is making the fandom world start to go a bit stir-crazy, but NBA Players Association Executive Director Michele Roberts has a firm message: Don’t rush things. “Our fans are more loyal than I think many of us appreciate,” Roberts said during the final virtual Sports Business Journal/CAA World of Sports Continue Reading

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ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament Returns to Greensboro in 2023

Greensboro, North Carolina, which had been scheduled to host the 2020 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament before the event was canceled due to COVID-19, will get to host the event in 2023. ACC Commissioner John Swofford announced that the conference will return to the Greensboro Coliseum for what will be the 28th time for Continue Reading

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Gen.G Expanding Collegiate Partnerships

Given the popularity of gaming among younger demographics, it only makes sense that Gen.G’s latest partnerships have concentrated not on further establishing its professional teams but entering the collegiate space. The gaming franchise, coming off a successful partnership with the University of Kentucky in running an NBA2K tournament on Twitch, will team with the University Continue Reading

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Madison Square Garden Splits Into Two Companies

The Madison Square Garden Corporation has officially completed its spinoff into two companies, MSG Sports and MSG Entertainment with both listed and traded independently on the New York Stock Exchange. The spinoff was completed on April 17. Victoria Mink will continue in her role at MSG Sports as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Continue Reading

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NBA, Microsoft Partner on Fan Experience

The NBA will partner with Microsoft on a multiyear agreement that makes the technology company the official AI, cloud and laptop partner for the NBA, WNBA, G League and USA Basketball beginning with the 2020–2021 NBA season. Microsoft and NBA Digital will create a new platform on Microsoft Azure to deliver personalized game broadcasts and Continue Reading

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Louis Armstrong Court at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center has been used as a staging area for COVID-19 first responders. (Photo by United States Tennis Association)

Sports and Tourism Venues Help in Fight Against Coronavirus

There’s no denying that coronavirus pandemic has changed how sports events will take place. Around the world, the sports-event industry has moved to transform many of its venues to support health officials in their local regions. Going forward, finding unique venues to host our events will be more important than ever. Click here to download Continue Reading

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Timmy Hill (No. 66) beats Ryan Preece (No. 37) to the checkered flag at Texas in the the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 125 at iRacing’s virtual Texas Motor Speedway on March 29, 2020.

Professional Leagues, Networks Turning to Esports

With no live events to broadcast, sports leagues and their television partners are going to the next best thing—having esports take their place in sports from auto racing to basketball as fallout continues from the coronavirus pandemic. What started as replacement programming for a regional cable network has shifted to broadcast sports, as ESPN is Continue Reading

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