Joe Cummings illustration - Jorge Paulo Lemann

Jorge Paulo Lemann, a lean, hungry mogul

A tennis star turned financier is slicing into America’s biggest consumer brands

FT Masterclass: Long jumping with Greg Rutherford

The FT takes a leap of faith into the sandbox with a straight-leg skip, bent-leg scissor and the dribble bleed

Hosts to star in Cricket World Cup climax

Tournament’s success comes amid concerns over future team limits

Premier League scores collective profit

Top English teams keeping lid on wages

Halfords recruits Jill McDonald as CEO

McDonald’s UK head to to replace Matt Davies

Sports and politics often sit ill at ease

Results are rarely good when athletes and politicians swap sides

England could lose Champions League spot

Spain clear at the top of the Uefa coefficient rankings

Small-cap Week, March 21

Imagination Technologies, PV Crystalox, JKX Oil & Gas, and VirtTrade featured

US fitness clubs: spinning out of control

Studios business model is leaving traditional gyms out of breath

My First Million — William Buick

Flat out in the saddle with the up and coming jockey

The Slow Lane: Inspiration v perspiration

Perhaps a lot of rugby has always been prosaic but I struggle to recall such a dearth of poetry

New York, new football club

Fans, face painting, beer and bleachers: how — and why — Manchester City’s owners are creating a new team from scratch

Banks to maul HK Rugby Sevens guest lists

Scrum for tickets after crackdown on corporate box hopping

UK businesses lobby for more cycle lanes

Companies want extra spending to help boost bicycle journeys

Sky raises prices after Premier League auction

Pay-TV channel tries to meet extra cost of rights

Bookies bridle at horseracing licence

Offshore bookmakers avoid 10.75% levy

Fridman wise to flunk fight with Davey

Oligarchs cannot dissociate themselves from Moscow’s adventurism

Sport’s beauty can be lost in naked power

Crash Davis’s lesson for cricket and other field sports is that a blitz of big hits can bore us

FT Baseline: Moyes vs van Gaal

How does the Dutchman’s record compare to that of David Moyes?

Commentary to ‘make an onion cry’

Ray Hudson’s football analysis is something the US should treasure

Ofcom must fix BT’s bungled unbundling

Clock is ticking for UK regulator to simplify bespoke structure, writes Jonathan Ford

Daniel Topolski: Sportsman, coach and commentator, 1945-2015

Dandy who delivered a decade of Boat Race wins

The exciting world of safe

At a time when F1 has improved safety and energy efficiency, its global audience is declining

F1 cars painted with lack of imagination

Teams struggle to make their brand more visually appealing

F1 needs dash of excitement

Concerns over funding damp hopes for a more competitive season

F1 teams eye commercial opportunities

Teams have recognised that collaborating off the track brings benefits

The high price of moving on to the grid

Smaller outfits complain that they do not receive a fair share of the prize money

The F1 race behind the scenes

Early planning is essential to ensure seamless transportation

In search of a perfect F1 fuel mix

The days when racing cars ran on a witches’ brew of chemicals and additives are long gone

Secret of British historic military might

The UK’s mastery of mire declined as other nations got the hang of it, writes Alan Beattie

Ferguson reveals secrets of his success

Former Manchester United manager co-writes book on leadership, on and off the football field

Iniesta backs Telefónica wearable tech

Telefónica has paid €60,000 for 7 per cent stake in FirstV1sion

Pru’s Wells fields a perilous pass

Challenges remain for candidate set to take over as chief

Big data bandwagon rolls to cricket pitch

With enough information about an event everything might be all right, writes Iain Martin

Bookies dodge Cheltenham wipeout

Favourite’s fall pares betting groups’ losses with jump said to have cost punters £20m

Malone backs Formula E championship

US cable billionaire to invest in electric car racing tournament

England rue cricket World Cup exit

Team’s dismal tournament ends at the hands of Bangladesh

Beetroot good for sport and hypertension

The nitrate-rich food enhances workouts and lowers blood pressure

Cycling bosses slammed over Armstrong

Official report finds UCI repeatedly protected disgraced star

Disclosing pay ratios is the way forward

There are few credible objections to disclosure