Chinese groups weigh bids for Fifa agency

Wanda among potential buyers for marketer linked to Blatter

Anand gives Carlsen a harder fight

Challenger showed a positive and necessary shift in mentality

King Carlsen retains world chess crown

Norwegian beats Anand with game to spare

Messi on brink of another goals record

Top players may be ushering in new era

Hamilton takes Formula One title

British driver joins list of elite double champions

Ichiro Suzuki

Japan’s sporting stars have major league form

All told, 53 players have reached top-level US baseball

Slow pressure best way to change Fifa

A World Cup boycott by the west sounds superficially plausible but would fail

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FT Masterclass: Cage fighting with Alex Reid

The celebrity master of the multi-discipline contact sport shows how to succeed inside the ring

The England goalkeeper who could not save

How David James ended up losing his shirt and going bankrupt

Miners lead FTSE to best level in a month

China’s rate cut gives metals producers more momentum

Olympics chief urges transparency

IOC president’s comments follow claims of secrecy at Fifa

Silver Lake looks to turn WME into gold

Tech investor backs Hollywood power brokers to win digital race

KPMG laps up McLaren’s F1-style analytics

Racing team tie-up to apply technology to world of auditing

Fifa lodges World Cup criminal complaint

Governing body cites ‘possible misconduct of individual persons’

Paddy Power boosted by football results

Bookmaker upgrades guidance for full-year profits

Cricket chief cleared of IPL match-fixing

Srinivasan accused of inaction on more minor charges

Man Utd scores European own-goal

Revenues suffer after failure to qualify for Champions League

Salamander Energy shares fall

Path is clear for an offer from Ophir Energy

Move to ease concern over Olympics costs

IOC proposals include shake-up of way cities bid to host event

Ofcom looks at cost of football TV rights

Regulator to consider if UK or EU competition law was breached

F1 boss accused of presiding over cartel

Force India, Sauber and Lotus say $835m prize share out is unfair

Does money help or hinder competition in football?

Share of points won by top four in Europe’s top leagues is rising steadily

Garcia and Eckert set for face-to-face Fifa showdown

Bundesliga head calls for full publication of report

‘Socialist’ NFL would fail in capitalist London

American football is subsidy junkie; UK sport red in tooth and claw

Stock Connect’s plumbing will slow start

Expectations for key capital market move tempered because of new system’s short settlement cycle

South Africa beat England at Twickenham

Losing streak unbroken but coach stays cool

Fifa World Cup probe’s off-field tensions

Uncomfortable experience for lawyer pair investigating corruption

Brussels launches sliding tackle against Fifa

EU seeks full publication of World Cup probe

Creativity helps CVC pull in big investors

Private equity manager to set up separate fund for the cash-rich

Google develops site to track illegal fishing

Search engine wades into debate about overfishing

Augusta golf club opens door to Rometty

Membership comes 2 years after the IBM chief was refused entry

Fifa report turns into game of two halves

Precis of World Cup bidding report attacked as ‘erroneous’

Fifa farce shames global football

The report into World Cup corruption must be published in full

Fifa in turmoil over Qatar World Cup bid

Football’s governing body accused over corruption allegations

The contested findings of the Fifa report

The claims at the centre of turmoil surrounding football body shares jump on bid talks

Online gambling group in discussions with potential bidders

Qatar ‘dragging its feet’ on labour reform

Amnesty accuses state of inadequate response to alleged abuses

Gherkin deal reflects Brazil M&A appetite

Safra’s purchase of UK skyscraper sparks national pride

Mike Ashley launches £5 gym club fee

Bargain offer set to disrupt industry already being reshaped

Pity the white queen’s pawn

The chess piece tends to survive only one in every four games