Time to tackle rugby injuries

If retired players are badly damaged it could devastate the game

English must learn to love Europa League

Precious fourth spot in Champions League faces threat

A level playing field benefits football’s elite

Uefa’s financial fair play rules were well-meaning but misguided

Sports look for financial supporters

Retail bonds and crowdfunding on the rise as banks have withdrawn

Trinity Mirror braced for more claims

Publisher considers change of tack after record privacy payouts

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Blatter rivals quit Fifa leadership race

Luís Figo slams election as incumbent looks set for fifth term

Chinese markets are a speculative heaven — they all are

Gambling in shares is nothing new

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Crystal Palace takeover talks break down

Negotiations were with US group led by billionaire Josh Harris

BHP settles SEC Olympic hospitality probe for $25m

Miner admits lax controls over guests at Beijing games

Zoopla revenues rise as it battles rival

Property portal loses nearly a quarter of its advertisers

Penthouse gym to cater for high-flyers

Fitness First opens facility for Singapore’s wealthy

Italian police raid TV groups’ offices

Sky Italia and Mediaset investigated over €1bn Serie A auction

Palestinians push Fifa for Israel ban

Curbs on player movements and kit seizures broke rules, Blatter told

Amaya Gaming joins battle for bwin.party

Group teams up with GVC to win proprietary betting platforms

Ball doctoring is the oldest game in town

The ball attracts as much attention as anyone who has hit one

English cricket may call Aussie for help

ECB is tipped to ask Jason Gillespie to be its next coach, while KP stays out in the cold

Nikesh Arora: Tough player at SoftBank

Armed with $100 and two suitcases, he rose to the top of US tech. Now he is taking on Japan

Maurice Flanagan, aviation executive, 1928-2015

Briton who taught Dubai a profitable way to fly

English cricket has tidy profit amid gloom

ECB revenues up 42 per cent as pundits debate Pietersen debacle

If Prince Charles batted against Pietersen

What does HRH make of perhaps the greatest cricketer of his time?

Court suspends Spanish football strike

Decision paves the way for La Liga title race to resume

BT’s Patterson awarded up to £2m in shares

Incentive plan pays out a total of £78m at UK telecoms group

Pietersen in the cold despite fireworks

No place for controversial cricketer in England’s Ashes team

Mohammed Hanif: bored by ‘normal’ markets

A Spitfire-flying entrepreneur focused on high-risk countries

The first cuckoos of spring

England return to chaos and a lot of questions

Injuries crucial to football strike rate

Messi and Ronaldo have consistently missed very few games

Washington’s fight for sporting prowess

Two of the city’s four sporting teams made it to play-offs

Giants, minnows and yo-yos: the Premier League in 23 charts

Some clubs perform better against superior opposition, while others struggle against weaker sides

New era kicks in for women’s football

Women’s interest in the sport has become far more lucrative

Stadiums kick off digital game plan

Teams see marketing potential of connecting with sports fans

Mayweather cements legacy in Las Vegas

Boxing match lives up to its immense hype and price tag

They think it’s all over, it soon will be

Relegation can be a difficult habit to kick, writes Tom O’Sullivan

Mediaset: slow dance

Rivalry with Sky over soccer rights could be an own goal

Floyd Mayweather, the king of the ring

A money-dripping showcase for boxing’s most extravagant talent, writes Janan Ganesh

Small funds struggle to find big backers

Wall St’s largest banks are focusing on their biggest clients

Las Vegas fight night brings money shower

From $2.25m shorts to a gold-embedded mouthguard, Saturday’s bout means big bucks

RBS: McEwan goes Forth

Lender battles to end its saga of big writedowns and provisions

Berlusconi nears sale of AC Milan stake

Media mogul in talks with Thai and Chinese investors over holding in football club

Devices aim to reduce sports injuries

Devices may help avert potential injuries, but dangers remain