A flawed attempt on football finances

Financial Fair Play rules look likely to worsen the balance in Europe’s leagues, says Alan Beattie

US ‘soccer moms’ sue Fifa

Lawsuit says body failed to protect players from concussion risk

IMF’s Lagarde under formal investigation

Suspicion of ‘negligence’ connected with prior French political scandal

Silva shakes up Brazilian election

October’s presidential vote is now a three-way contest

Two wheels and lots of tech

Cyclists are fervent users of devices to track their performance

No T20 fairy tale for Flintoff as Bears win

Surrey sorry, Hants pants and Lightning lack final spark

Cricket faces crisis as it loses appeal

England v India Test series did not hit the spot for fans


British crew lies third after two days’ racing

Ainslie leads British challenge to compete in the next America’s Cup

Venables returns with football fund

Former England manager fronts investment scheme

James Davis and Jeremy Taylor at the Leon Paul Fencing Centre
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FT Masterclass: Fencing with James Davis

One of the rising stars of British fencing has built a career on a childhood love of his ‘Star Wars’ lightsaber

Coup is no solution for Pakistan

Sharif has brought the crisis down on his own head

Geopolitical threats weigh on confidence

Li & Fung casts doubt on global recovery

Supply chain group blames US retail market for missing forecasts

Ladbrokes chief in line to pick up 760,000 shares

Award subject to group’s performance over three years

US golf slump drops Dick’s in the bunker

Sports retailer to lay off around 500 PGA professionals

Digital revamp is just the ticket

Big airlines must fly beyond legacy GDS technology

Cricket: England seal series as India collapse

Joe Root’s unbeaten 149 puts England in control

BT and Sky kick off fresh round of rivalry

Big telecoms groups already eyeing Premier League crown

French politician joins plans for Crimean theme park

Links to blacklisted businessmen likely to attract controversy

Interview: tennis star Grigor Dimitrov

Fresh from his humbling of Andy Murray at Wimbledon, the Bulgarian tennis player is turning his attention to a first grand slam win at the US Open

Football clubs cry foul over wealth rules

Musandam breaks round-Britain record

French skipper led dash to beat compatriot’s record

Wie leads the way for women’s game

A top performer on the course and a charismatic personality off it, this US player is driving change

Major ambition drives Indian golf star

The success of Asian players such as Anirban Lahiri amounts to a vital component for the sport’s future

Golf needs to get a grip on its future

Despite some bright stars, the game is engaged in a fight to modernise and reverse a decline in participation

‘Augusta syndrome’ threatens efforts to turn green into brown

California’s drought prompts anger over golf course watering

Simulators aim to stimulate inner-city swingers

Entrepreneurs seize on idea of an urban antidote to the five-hour round

Lament for golf’s lost art of shot-making

Big distance is the skewed goal that rules both the professional and amateur sides of the sport

Thiam risks joining the establishment

We will never know if Pru would have performed better with AIA

Catalonia’s shame, a stain on Spain

Pujol scandal presents opportunities as well as dangers

Trimaran set to take round Britain record

Oman Sail’s Musandam already two hours inside course record

Ladbrokes’ profits down despite World Cup

Bookmaker’s half-year profits down 50% after restructuring

Bertha puts UK sailing record in sight

Trimaran Musandam screams ahead of the 28-strong fleet

Focus returns to future of F1 after trial

Sport faces rapidly changing media landscape and succession issue

Tawdry trade tarnishes German justice

The Ecclestone case shows how power is migrating away from votes

FT Masterclass: One-wall handball with Joe Durso

An all-time great in the hard and fast world of American handball shares tips on how to be at the top of the game

Salford students team up with Class of ‘92

Manchester United’s players will work to boost business acumen

French trimaran wins Artemis Challenge

Prince-de-Bretagne first in 50-mile dash round Isle of Wight

A Norse sense to company votes

Norway’s oil fund readies a raid against complacent boards

Lufthansa plots another German winner