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Inter Miami players enter the field for an MLS soccer match against Orlando City in the MLS bubble. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Beyond the Bubble: How Leagues are Approaching Operations

For so many teams at all levels of sports, having a bubble burst used to mean they would not get into the NCAA Tournament, or would have their playoff chances extinguished on the final day of the regular season. These days, having a bubble burst means much, much more. For nearly every professional sports league, […]

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Fans were already learning social distancing during MLB's spring training. Photo: Gregory Bull/AP Images

Special Report: How COVID-19 has Changed the Sports-Event Industry

After months of waiting, you and your spouse are heading to the stadium. After a wait of what seems like forever to be at a game, your mobile tickets are loaded on the phone as you get out of your car and head over to the stadium entrance, making sure to stop six feet from […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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NBA Leads Way in Waiting to Resume

One of the enduring images during the shutdown of sports activities because of the coronavirus pandemic is the reaction of Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, sitting at his team’s game on March 11 and having a team employee show him the news that NBA Commissioner Adam Silver had suspended play. The NBA’s suspension of play […]

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G League Expanding to Mexico City

The NBA, with its current league champions reigning from Canada, will be expanding its main developmental league to the south of the United States border. The G League will have Capitanes, a professional team currently based in Mexico City, join the league as its 29th team for the 2020–2021 season. It will be the first […]

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Salt Lake City to Host 2023 NBA All-Star Game

Thirty years after the NBA All-Star Game was first held in Salt Lake City, the league will return to Vivint Smart Home Arena for its 2023 showcase. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced that the Utah Jazz will host of the event in four years’ time. The previous time the Jazz hosted was in 1993, when hometown […]

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Cathy Engelbert Named WNBA Commissioner

Cathy Engelbert has been named the first commissioner of the WNBA, taking over the league’s top position that previously held the title of president. Engelbert is the CEO of Deloitte and will report to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver when she begins her term July 17. The 23rd season of the WNBA tips off on May […]

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