Fan ownership of clubs gains ground

Group helps bring football clubs under ‘community ownership’

Rangers fans enter fight to control club

Supporters buy shares in effort to shape Scottish team’s destiny

He Zhenliang, IOC delegate, 1929-2015

Polyglot who persisted until he landed Olympics

Severn Trent divi cut invites marauders

Interested parties may be encouraged to renew takeover approaches

Football scores in sports-mad Australia

Soccer’s prospects Down Under bright as nation contests Asia Cup final

Thai tuna tycoon buys Sheffield Wednesday

Family founded Thai Union Frozen Products

New McDonald’s chief faces kitchen heat

Easterbrook must turn round $87bn company confronting tough challenge

BBC ‘gives 113%’ to keep Match of the Day

Broadcaster wins rights auction with bid of £204m over three years

Post-Olympic afterglow is fading fast

Number of people playing regular sport has dropped

Virgin appeal over Premier League auction

Media group asks Ofcom to halt football rights bidding

England’s football clubs lead world with £1.2bn transfer spend

Premier League accounts for nearly 30% of $4bn spend

Mike Ashley tightens grip on Rangers

Scottish club accepts £10m loan from retail tycoon

Manchester Utd signs up Swissquote

Football club in sponsorship deal with currency trade

Dutch soccer chief seeks to oust Blatter

Michael Van Praag in bid to head world football’s governing body

American football catches 100m TV viewers

Advertisers pay average $4.2m for 30 seconds of screen time

Golf’s slow death in the Sky ghetto

The R&A will be voting for a slow death if it switches allegiance to the Murdoch network

Football fans show criminals an open goal

Study finds thousands using the password Arsenal1

India cricket chief must drop one role

Landmark ruling cites conflict of interest by N Srinivasan

Premier League to tighten revenue grip

Value of broadcast rights push English clubs up ‘money league’

Car maintenance tunes up Halfords sales

Retailer reports record levels of car parts fittings

Private equity sees profit in Brazil woes

Tight capital after Petrobras corruption scandal opens opportunities

Dalian Wanda nets Atletico Madrid stake

First Chinese investment in top-flight European club

Football’s global dominance set to continue

Rugby 7s, Cricket’s T20 and women’s world cup may herald change

Staples to deny call to buy Office Depot

Activist investor Starboard says merged entity could more than double operating profits

Page 3 move reveals Sun’s online challenge

Tabloid UK newspaper struggles to lure digital subscribers

Power struggle deepens at Rangers

Former director King seeks to oust four board members

Federer’s record unlikely to be matched

Only third male player with 1,000 wins since 1968

Granddaddy of glittering sports prizes

Baseball’s Hall of Fame is embedded in the national consciousness

Basketball deals in play as values soar

NBA commissioner hails buoyant time for sport

Ashridge to launch sports mentor course

Programme is for managers working with coaches for Rio Olympics

BT faces new rules on broadband margins

Ofcom guidelines will allow rivals to make a profit using group’s superfast network

Google seeks dismissal of Mosley privacy suit

Dispute over availability of 2008 party photos

‘Union Jack’ Hayward dies at 91

Businessman, philanthropist and saviour of Wolves

Fitness First highlights personal touch

Group plays down equipment to shift into premium market with focus on personal trainers

Goings-on at Lord’s simply not cricket

Administration of sport could become main spectacle

Focus on African football talent

Players from the continent ply trade at clubs in 60 countries

Luxury UK boat building under pressure

Growth in sector slows as Russian orders dry up

Foxcatcher — film review

A spellbinding exploration of sport, patriotism and personal mania

Halfords boss hired to help fix Tesco

Matt Davies to join embattled retailer as UK chief

Small loss a headache for Brevan Howard

Drop of less than 1 per cent is hardly terminal for the $24bn fund

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