Leagues and Governing Bodies

DP World Tour CEO Pelley fires back at LIV golfers

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threatened the DP World Tour with legal action unless their sanctions for competing in the first LIV Golf event are rescinded," according to Phil Casey of the PA.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 to the letter which 'implored' the Tour to reconsider the penalties" before Friday, Pelley criticizes the "claim from the players that they 'care deeply' about the Tour, citing how many times they have played in Rolex Series events in recent years." He also says that one player "gave a signed commitment to play in this week’s Horizon Irish Open, but is instead contesting the second LIV Golf event in Portland." Pelley declined to comment in detail on the threat of legal action, but said he feels the sanctions handed out are “proportionate, fair and, I believe, considered necessary by the majority of our members" (PA, 7/1).

SBJ Unpacks: USL Soccer

SBJ's Alex Silverman is joined by USL Chief Operating Officer Justin Papadakis to discuss the state of the organization and its ambitious growth plans.

SBJ Morning Buzzcast: August 17, 2022

Univ of CA Board of Regents hears UCLA's reasons for bolting to Big Ten; NBA's big push around Election Day; and player intrigue in golf continues

SBJ I Factor: Jed York

SBJ I Factor: Jed York, presented by Allied Sports SBJ I Factor presented by Allied Sports features an interview with San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York. York is in his 17th year with the organization and his 12th as CEO. He is a two-time SBJ Forty Under 40 honoree as a member of the classes of 2012 and 2013. York talks with SBJ’s Abe Madkour about what he learned from growing up in the sports business, working in multiple departments at the team, the challenges of building Levi’s Stadium, and how his leadership style has evolved through the years. SBJ I Factor is a monthly podcast offering interviews with sports executives who have been recipients of one of the magazine’s awards, such as Forty Under 40, Game Changers and others.

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