Describe the tactics used by professional sports leagues in seeking to find a balance between the cooperation and competition necessary for success at the league level. What problems arise when implementing such measures? Provide examples from the course text and from your experiences.


Identify the legal and operational structures with which a new sports league could opt to form its operations. Imagine that you are launching a niche sports league. What structure would you choose for establishing the league? Why? What examples support your decision?


Complete a thorough review on the topics of the business of sports and globalization efforts of professional sports leagues. Organize your two-to-three page paper according to appropriate APA style including a title page and reference page. The title page and reference page are not included in the required page number count. Base the discussion on at least two scholarly sources in addition to the textbook. In a narrative format, the paper must include:

Based on the readings in the preface of the course text, include a description of at least three examples of why sports can be considered a business.

  1. Using the readings in Chapter 3 of the course text as a resource, examine the two most common ways that leagues create a global presence.
  2. Based on the examples listed in Chapter 3, examine the critical success factors in making a new sport successful.


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