China to sign Brazilian football star

More evidence of buying power of ambitious sporting nation

The Riff: Playoffs for Super Bowl ads

Rival teams at YouTube and Facebook compete for sport fans during the game

Chinese football clubs in shopping spree

Teams poach talent from top leagues with big-money transfers

Wentworth golfers take swing at owner

Residents threaten to shun championship over steep rise in club fees

Football clubs to watch on deadline day

Newcastle, Spurs, Bournemouth, Aston Villa, Man Utd and Leicester in spotlight

Stokes moves to solid all-rounder status

England have found a rising star in Ben Stokes

Djokovic’s best ever season in the men’s game

Only other player to break 6.5 mark in a year was John McEnroe

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Passivity to fixers threatens fair play

Internet gambling makes it easier for punters to bet on any event, writes Simon Kuper

Boat race gains landmark sports funding

BNY Mellon and Newton give financial backing to cancer charity

Djokovic approached to fix tennis match

Leaked files allege some top players conspired to throw matches

Match-fixing is battle of new technologies

Gamblers and sleuths profit from proliferation in tennis data

Rich seam of top 10 Europe footballers

Barcelona’s superstar Lionel Messi receives fourth Ballon d’Or

Corruption in world athletics ‘embedded’

Probe says problems extend to the top of the governing body

Sodexo: knock-on effects

French outsourcer needs to be more consistent

NFL finally set to return to Los Angeles

League approves Stanley Kroenke-backed plan to relocate St Louis Rams to southern California

Fifa museum parks scandals on the bench

Blatter affair deemed to be still history in the making

Football transfer fees hard to agree

News organisations agreed on half football transfer fees

China blows final whistle on football coach

Frenchman Alain Perrin departs after string of sub-par results

Cricket greats hail Indian schoolboy

Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni laud 15-year-old Pranav Dhanawade

Type A takeover of ultra-endurance sport

First test for executive triathletes is fitting in the training

Stokes and Bairstow rip up records

England pair set Cape Town and scorecards ablaze

The Baseline: Age of the quarterback?

4,000-yard seasons are common, but change is slow in this game

When wrapping up warm helps you work out

High-tech running tights and socks replicate benefits of taping

The Baseline: Manchester United’s woes

How dramatic decline has followed Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure

Tyson v Fury? Dream sporting dramas for 2016

Mourinho in Norfolk, Tyson v Fury, and mandatory drug-taking

Goldman promotes trio to top committee

Investment bankers rewarded as firm retains number one ranking for financial advisory work

More woe for Tokyo Olympics as Toyoda quits

Toyota president in unexpected departure from organising committee

C4 snaps up live F1 after BBC pulls out

Fourth terrestrial service beats off ITV to win 10-race package

Football clubs set to vie for top managers

Fans speculate over next destinations for Guardiola and Mourinho

The 12 days of a sporty Christmas

Rio’s medals could be awarded posthumously due to water quality

Mourinho took team to unsustainable level

Underlying pattern he hinted at borne out by the numbers

Highs and lows of a tumultuous career

Mourinho has enjoyed 15 years of success with Europe’s top clubs

Mourinho the ultimate winner tastes defeat

Nothing is left when victor become a loser, writes Simon Kuper

Mourinho sacked as Chelsea manager

Football club takes action after poor start to Premier League season

Cycling to work joins champions’ league

Dancing and walking will also get boost from UK sports body

Cameron needs Brussels win to avert Brexit

Prime minister must show eurosceptics he has won real concessions

Fury over boxer smacks of hypocrisy

Boxer’s ideas don’t have to make sense — he just has to hit people

New York court shuts fantasy sports sites

DraftKings and FanDuel are granted request for temporary stay

LeBron’s lifetime Nike deal a slam dunk

The aim of an ambitious sports star is to become a brand

JLR to enter Formula E racing series

UK carmaker to enter team in electric vehicle championship under the Jaguar brand

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