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    1. October 6, 2014

      Value of US sports broadcast rights up 18.7%

      Lucrative broadcast deals such as the National Football League’s new $1.5bn-a-year contract with DirecTV will surpass sales...

    2. September 28, 2014

      It’s not for sport to judge off-pitch sins

      It seems perfectly OK to me for the ruling body of cricket to ban a bowler for delivering the ball with a bent arm. It is...

    1. September 10, 2014

      Sports field concussion examinations inadequate, say scientists

      Existing on-pitch examinations to determine whether athletes are fit to play on after a blow to the head are inadequate and...

    2. September 9, 2014

      Christie takes a bet on Atlantic City

      Chris Christie, New Jersey governor, is turning to sports betting to help boost the struggling fortunes of Atlantic City,...

    3. September 8, 2014

      The HR guy cleaning up NFL locker rooms

      For all the easy talk about the need to repair dysfunctional cultures, it is still one of the hardest management challenges....

    4. July 16, 2014

      Four reasons why Fox wants Time Warner

      Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox has offered $80bn for Time Warner – setting up the possibility of the world’s biggest...

    5. FT Tech Hub

      July 1, 2014

      Five things to know about Anthony Noto, Twitter's new CFO

      Anthony Noto, the ex-Goldman Sachs investment banker, has just been named as Twitter’s new chief financial officer. Here are...

    6. June 18, 2014

      US patent agency cancels Redskins’ trademark protections

      The US patent agency has cancelled trademark protections for the name of the Washington Redskins professional football team,...

    7. June 2, 2014

      Better to hire big fish from little ponds

      In the recent National Football League draft, the New York Giants had an unusual criterion for selecting players from...

    8. May 19, 2014

      AT&T looks to justify its $48.5bn DirecTV bet

      AT&T’s $48.5bn agreed cash and stock bid for DirecTV represents a big bet on video and on consumers’ appetite for bundled...

    9. April 2, 2014

      CrossFit gets Reebok’s pulse up

      In a disused logistics warehouse near the river Main in Frankfurt, men and women hurl medicine balls against the wall,...

    10. January 31, 2014

      Marijuana debate rages on US Stoner Bowl billboards

      Welcome to the Stoner Bowl. Not only does Sunday’s National Football League championship feature teams hailing from Colorado...

    11. January 31, 2014

      The Super Bowl: school of hard knocks

      Icy weather and growling locals make New York City the perfect spot for the Super Bowl. The game is supposed to be rough and...

    12. January 6, 2014

      Daily fix of fantasy offers a way around US online gambling ban

      Travis Spieth, an ad sales manager from South Dakota, found himself flying out of Las Vegas before Christmas on a private...

    13. The A-List

      December 1, 2013

      What sports tells us about growth with redistribution

      One system believes in limiting how much power money can buy and imposes redistribution mechanisms to counter inequalities...

    14. November 11, 2013

      TV boot on the other foot for Murdochs

      Late last Friday evening, Sky made one final attempt in the battle to broadcast Champions League football. The company had...

    15. November 11, 2013

      Dark days for American football

      The trouble with American football has long been that it takes itself too seriously, with its “winning is the only thing”...

    16. Material World

      November 6, 2013

      From crack confession to clothes: Rob Ford's NFL tie was a feint

      One of the weirder moments in the already surreal event that was the public confessional/press conference Toronto mayor Rob...

    17. October 18, 2013

      Athlete IPOs: Franchise players

      Athlete IPOs Arian Foster, who has become the first athlete to, in effect, list shares in his career, would be advised to...

    18. October 3, 2013

      The NBA makes a play to slam-dunk the world

      In a new marketing campaign for the National Basketball Association, Chinese characters are plastered across a shot of Los...

    19. August 29, 2013

      NFL agrees to settle concussions lawsuit for $765m

      The US National Football League agreed on Thursday to pay $765m to settle lawsuits filed by thousands of retired players who...

    20. August 23, 2013

      Focus on research: Support a winning team – it is good for you

      Supporting a sporting team that is the perennial underdog could seriously damage your health, according to the latest...

    21. August 18, 2013

      European football will never be the same again

      This will be the last year of European football as we know it. The “open” system by which the sport has long operated is now...

    22. FT Photo Diary

      July 30, 2013

      Green Bay Packers in training

      Morry Gash/AP DuJuan Harris of Green Bay Packers catches a ball during an NFL football training camp on Tuesday in Green...

    23. March 7, 2013

      Fox Sports: game gamble

      News Corp wants to be in the game. A new global sports network, Fox Sports 1, launches in August. Fox is already in tip-top...

    24. February 4, 2013

      Powerless Super Bowl disrupts advertisers

      The Baltimore Ravens held off a resurgent San Francisco 49ers and survived a power outage to win American football’s most...

    25. FT Tech Hub

      February 4, 2013

      Super Bowl blackout is Twitter's gain

      The Super Bowl’s power outage was embarrassing for the NFL and CBS – but golden for Twitter. When the lights went out in the...

    26. February 1, 2013

      The ad zone

      When Bernie Goldblatt first appeared on Twitter in December last year, using the profile GrandpaGold, he described himself...

    27. January 22, 2013

      Super Bowl ads stand out from the crowd

      Super Bowl advertisers this year are turning to real-time, digital interactions as well as the usual humour and celebrities...

    28. Material World

      January 21, 2013

      The fracturing of the fashion show system

      Getty Images It’s couture week in Paris; but we’re a show down on the schedule: Givenchy, which under Riccardo Tisci has...

    29. FT Data

      January 11, 2013

      Understanding American football, one standard deviation at a time

      If you watched every American professional football team play every snap, analysed its success, compared it to all other...

    30. October 23, 2012

      Glazers ‘have a right to Man Utd cash’

      The man who engineered Manchester United’s New York listing has defended the right of the Glazer family to cash out from the...

    31. September 28, 2012

      NFL falls foul of the ‘drunken Santa’ problem

      Americans woke up on Tuesday to find their country consumed with its most momentous labour drama since Ronald Reagan broke...

    32. September 25, 2012

      Replacement refs stir US football fans’ ire

      A pension dispute between the National Football League and its 120 part-time referees has triggered a crisis of confidence...

    33. August 31, 2012

      Will.i.am: the player

      Will.i.am likes to talk. I mean, really talk. Almost six hours after I walk through the door of his music studio in...

    34. August 28, 2012

      ESPN makes $5.6bn baseball play

      ESPN will pay Major League Baseball a record $5.6bn to extend its broadcasting rights to the sport for another eight years,...

    35. June 15, 2012

      Sports rights

      Oh, to be a footballer. British Sky Broadcasting and BT, the telecoms group, this week agreed to pay £3bn to show live...

    36. April 13, 2012

      Jonah Lehrer: The man with the big ideas

      When two men meet each other for the first time, there is nothing quite so easy as talking about sports to establish a...

    37. April 11, 2012

      Reebok told to stop sale of Tebow jerseys

      Reebok has been ordered by a judge to stop selling New York Jets football jerseys carrying the name of quarterback Tim Tebow...

    38. March 31, 2012

      Ice hockey is a far more violent sport

      From Mr Bob Shenton. Sir, In his column (“On barbarism, bounties and bodyline bowling”, Columnists, March 24) Christopher...

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