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

The lowdown on Mayweather v McGregor: who’s showing it, who’s sponsoring it?

The lowdown on Mayweather v McGregor: who’s showing it, who’s sponsoring it?

As Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor prepare for their crossover superfight in Las Vegas, get the full picture of the broadcast partners and sponsors for a unique sports media event.

25 August 2017 | By Eoin Connolly

The Bundesliga 2017/18: A commercial guide

The Bundesliga 2017/18: A commercial guide

As Germany’s top soccer division gets back underway, SportsPro presents our comprehensive commercial preview of every club in the division.

18 August 2017 | By Adam Nelson

La Liga 2017/18: A commercial guide

La Liga 2017/18: A commercial guide

La Liga is dominated, on and off the pitch, by the giants of Real Madrid and Barcelona, but its overall commercial profile is growing rapidly. SportsPro takes a look at the sponsorships and partnerships of every club in Spain's top flight.

18 August 2017 | By George Dudley

Americas Bulletin: Turner goes OTT; United bid eyes World Cup cities; NFL vs NFLPA and more

Americas Bulletin: Turner goes OTT; United bid eyes World Cup cities; NFL vs NFLPA and more

This week: Turner’s soccer-driven sports streaming play, plus the United bid’s plan for the 2026 Fifa World Cup, the NFL and NFLPA’s slanging match, the latest on the Miami Marlins’ messy takeover, Charlottesville reaction and more.

17 August 2017 | By Michael Long

Longines Global Champions Tour: London returns to the party

Longines Global Champions Tour: London returns to the party

The Longines Global Champions Tour returned to London in August with record prize money on offer and its innovate Global Champions League running alongside it. Held for the first time in the city’s Royal Hospital Chelsea, show jumping’s international series appears to have found another picturesque setting for competition.

17 August 2017 | By George Dudley

Liverpool and Western Union: why is Premier League sleeve sponsorship a big deal?

Liverpool and Western Union: why is Premier League sleeve sponsorship a big deal?

The Premier League made its highly awaited return at the weekend, and it wasn’t just a collection of expensive new players making their debut. With sleeve sponsors appearing for the first time, SportsPro delves into the detail of Liverpool’s deal with The Western Union Company to learn why cashing in is a no-brainer for top-flight English soccer teams and global brands alike.

16 August 2017 | By Sam Carp