Sports Industry

Players' union extends deadline to Tuesday for Japan deal

Nov 21, 2017

The baseball players' union has extended its deadline by a day for an agreement on a new posting system between Major League Baseball and its Japanese counterpart

FC Kansas City of women's soccer league ends operations

Nov 20, 2017

The National Women's Soccer League has reacquired two-time champion FC Kansas City's membership interest, effectively folding one of its inaugural clubs after five seasons of operation

NHL suspends Red Wings' Witkowski for 10 games for fighting

Nov 18, 2017

The NHL has suspended Detroit Red Wings forward Luke Witkowski for 10 games, costing him more than $40,000 in lost salary, for his actions against the Calgary Flames

Bettman: Montreal lacked venue for outdoor anniversary game

Nov 18, 2017

The NHL wanted to hold an outdoor game in Montreal to mark its 100th anniversary, but couldn't find a suitable venue, commissioner Gary Bettman said

Rockets owner Fertitta interested in NHL team in Houston

Nov 16, 2017

New Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta is interested in bringing an NHL team to Houston, a possibility that didn't exist under the NBA team's previous regime.

Manfred: MLB pace changes will happen with or without union

Nov 16, 2017

Manfred says rules changes to speed game will be in place next year with or without union consent

Feud grows between NFL, Cowboys' Jerry Jones over Goodell

Nov 16, 2017

The Associated Press has obtained a letter by the NFL sent to Jerry Jones' attorney accusing the Dallas Cowboys owner of "conduct detrimental to the league's best interests" over his objection to a contract extension for Commissioner Roger Goodell

Bail tightened for official in FIFA soccer bribery case

Nov 16, 2017

New York judge tightens bail conditions of former South American soccer official accused of taking bribes in exchange for his help securing broadcasting and hosting rights for tournaments; Mexican TV network Televisa denies involvement

The Latest: Mexican TV network denies claims in FIFA case

Nov 16, 2017

A Mexican television network has denied accusations it teamed with a marketing firm to make a $15 million bribe to an executive at soccer's governing body to help them secure lucrative broadcasting rights to the World Cup in 2026 and 2030

City leaders meet with Crew, MLS, over relocation

Nov 16, 2017

Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber and the owners of the Columbus Crew met with city officials on Wednesday over plans to relocate the team to Austin Texas