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Leagues and Governing Bodies

RFU announces plan to improve women's league

Global / Friday, July 1, 2022
The RFU has announced a 10-year plan around Premier 15s, with the goal to “professionalise the women’s league in England and make it ‘the most competitive, progressive and sustainable domestic competition in the world.’”  It plans to “establish a new company with its own chief executive … who will...

LIV Golf to have set teams in 2023, with 14 events

Daily / Friday, July 1, 2022
The LIV Golf Invitational Series will "transition to the LIV Golf League beginning in 2023, one year ahead of schedule," according to Bob Harig of MORNING READ. A LIV Golf official said that the "success of the initial events and the fact that there is demand for the 48...

DP World Tour CEO Pelley fires back at LIV golfers

Daily / Friday, July 1, 2022
DP World Tour CEO Keith Pelley "has hit back at the 16 players who have threatened the DP World Tour with legal action unless their sanctions for competing in the first LIV Golf event are rescinded," according to Phil Casey of the PA. In a "strongly-worded, 550-word response...

SBJ Unpacks: The unsettled state of golf

Morning Buzz / Friday, July 1, 2022
Ahead of the PGA Tour John Deere Classic in Illinois and LIV Golf Invitational Portland, SBJ’s Josh Carpenter and David Rumsey spoke with Sports Illustrated's Bob Harig and Brendan Porath of The Fried Egg to discuss the current state of golf.

New 3-on-3 hockey league aiming for Olympic involvement

Daily / Friday, July 1, 2022
A new 3-on-3 league, called 3ICE, “could be another step toward more hockey on a global scale” after it debuted earlier this month, according to Stephen Whyno of the AP. Int'l Ice Hockey Federation officials “lamented having only two medal events on sports’ biggest stage” with the...

Highhill sees myriad opportunities for NFL to grow fan engagement

SBJ Newsletters / Friday, July 1, 2022
When Anderson offered Highhill the job, she told him she’d give him time to think about it. “Done,” Highhill said immediately. “Let’s go. I’m ready.” “This is definitely the best job in sports, so that was a key factor,” Highhill said Thursday when asked what attracted him to...

Poulter, Westwood, others in LIV threaten lawsuits

Closing Bell / Thursday, June 30, 2022
Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood are among a group of 16 LIV Golf players fined and banned from next week's Scottish Open who have "threatened the DP World Tour with legal actions unless their sanctions are rescinded by Friday." The punishments, which included monetary fines...