BT urges Ofcom to look at role of pay-TV

Move comes after rivals urge regulator to break-up group

Uefa defies Fifa as football rift opens

European body stands by Platini after he and Blatter are suspended

Formula One closes in on $8.5bn sale

CVC ‘shakes hands’ on deal with Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross

Slava Fetisov, centre, is the star witness in 'Red Army'

Red Army — film review

Absorbing documentary about the 1980s Soviet ice hockey team

Cricket fixer targeted NZ captain, court told

Chris Cairns accused of perjury after denying rigging IPL matches

Search is on for sponsors with deep pockets

Despite a huge following, big backers are staying away

Interview: World champ Magnus Carlsen

Aged just 24, the hero of the chequered board says that it is good to be a nerd

Chess pieces in landscape. Illustration by David Bromley
©David Bromley

Internet speeds sport’s growth

The latest technological revolution has provided big online opportunities for players, fans and businesses

2015/09/09: President of the World Chess Federation FIDE, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov during the press conference in Baku
©Aziz Karimov/Getty Images

Politics divides loyal followers

The re-election of Fide’s president has not stopped calls for reform

All to play for: Nigel and Lesley Eccles are co-founders of FanDuel
©Gary Doak

Controversy hangs over US fantasy sports

DraftKings and FanDuel go on defensive amid New York probe

English rugby needs sterner stuff

There can be no favourites — selection must be based on form

Baseball ‘talent’ trades inject risk

Fiery new signing may prove poison in the delicate mechanism of any club house

Success in European football is a matter of priorities

Focus has switched from Champions League to Premier League

Brands shrug off England’s World Cup exit

Sponsors cushioned by record television audiences

Coke and McDonald’s ask Blatter to quit

Budweiser and Visa join Fifa sponsors seeking swift resignation

Rugby looks for state school conversions

RFU funds pay for sport’s introduction to 400-plus secondaries

My, how they’ve grown

England v Australia: comparison of England ’87 with Saturday’s starting XV

Crafting rise of Aussie rules football

Ambitious plan propels growth in sport of ‘footy’ at home and overseas

Racing teams complain over ‘rigged’ F1

Force India and Sauber unhappy about prize money and regulation

Bet365 sees profits rise 92%

Increase to £410.2m comes after a 43% rise in sports gamblers

Insular corporate culture a curse on VW

Company ventured into the world with no credo beyond ‘we are car guys’

England’s fate in the Group of Death

Wales’s win at Twickenham in the Rugby World Cup could signal an early demise for the host nation

Blatter under Swiss criminal investigation

Authorities suspect Fifa head of committing two crimes

Wealth management tips for footballers

Surviving a career of two halves is no easy task

Giants of rugby could face UK tax bills

World Cup stars are liable for ‘foreign performers’ charge

Secession would be own goal for Barça

Catalonia independence would exclude club from Spanish league

MCC’s new chairman vows to end dispute

Promise of ‘trusting’ relationship after battle that ‘split club’

Bridge is not a sport, it is much better

Public funding is odd aim for game that needs cards and a table

Zaha Hadid wins Riba Gold Medal

Royal Gold Medal builds on the career of uncompromising and influential architect

Yogi Berra, baseball legend, 1925-2015

Player enriched America’s national game and its lingua franca

Hybrid superyachts ahoy!

Builders and designers must convince clients that greener sailing is an attractive proposition

Real Madrid scores goals in the classroom

Spanish football club engages with fans off the pitch through a series of masters programmes

Football wagers behind media’s passions

There are exceptions to the angry norm in media teams

Shifting inequality in football leagues

Balance of performance power varies between teams and nations

Sponsorship on rise as participation falls

Golf still outranks tennis and baseball in its appeal to advertisers

Rich man’s game looks to regain its popular mojo

The sport must break out of its privileged silo to guard against decline

Young pretenders vie to emulate old masters

New prodigies have kept interest among fans and advertisers alive

Race is on to find new formats of the game

Novel forms of the sport are aiming to arrest declining popularity

Women succeed in reducing their handicap

Male bastions are crumbling as top clubs end bans and female tours flourish

Chinese players battle official attacks

Sport booms in communist arena despite official scrutiny


Martin Sandbu

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