Leagues and Governing Bodies

Race Team Alliance exploring exhibition races

Daily / Wednesday, November 30, 2022
The Race Team Alliance is deepening its relationship with Wasserman to have the sports marketing agency look into the possibility of holding exhibition races, a potentially stunning development that suggests that NASCAR's biggest teams could organize their own events in the offseason. Wasserman Managing Dir of U.S. Will Pleasants...

Phyllis Newhouse eyeing NASCAR ownership

SBJ Newsletters / Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Entrepreneur Phyllis Newhouse is looking at getting into NASCAR as a team owner, a move that would make her among the first Black women investors in the history of the sport, SBJ can reveal. Newhouse, a 22-year U.S. Army veteran with a notable background...

Tiger on possible PGA Tour truce with LIV Golf: 'Greg has to go'

Daily / Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Tiger Woods this morning became the latest golfer to call for Greg Norman to exit as LIV Golf's CEO and commissioner, saying he believed the establishment tours and LIV could eventually talk things out if that happens, along with several other factors. "Greg has to go, first of...

Google contributing $1M to NBA Foundation

Morning Buzz / Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Google is making a $1M contribution to the NBA Foundation to support its NBA HBCU Fellowship program and other initiatives. The contribution expands on Google’s partnership with the NBA, which began last year, and both brands’ commitments to support career development opportunities for Black youth. The NBA HBCU Fellowship...

Thomas, Rahm join Woods' TGL golf league

Morning Buzz / Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Golfers Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas will be joining Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy in their "new tech-infused league, TGL." The league "will be comprised of six teams of three PGA Tour players competing in 15 regular-season matches" on...

U.S.-Iran World Cup match a defining moment

Morning Buzz / Tuesday, November 29, 2022
The U.S. will face Iran today in the FIFA World Cup, and the 2pm ET match in Qatar culminates "nearly four years of building, planning, trial and error" to revive the USMNT after it missed the last World Cup. Win, and the "success-or-failure, binary objective of reaching the round of...

MLB players give Tony Clark five-year extension

Morning Buzz / Tuesday, November 29, 2022
MLBPA membership rewarded Exec Dir Tony Clark with a five-year extension, according to a union official, "putting Clark in line to oversee a third major league collective bargaining negotiation." The current CBA expires after the 2026 season, and "Clark’s deal runs through 2027." The union’s executive board "voted...

Golf leaders to meet and discuss plan in response to LIV

Daily / Monday, November 28, 2022
The chief executives of the main golf tours and the leaders of the majors "will meet at ‘The Match’ to discuss the ever-rising threat of LIV Golf in Florida next week," according to James Corrigan of the London TELEGRAPH. PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan, DP World Tour CEO Keith...

Sports dealmakers on LIV Golf: Buy, sell or hold?

Daily / Monday, November 28, 2022
We asked Mark Cuban , Ted Leonsis and other panelists at our recent SBJ Dealmakers conference whether they would buy, sell or hold LIV Golf. Their answers and insight may surprise you. View the responses below.