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    1. May 17, 2016

      NFL players go to business school to prepare for life after football

      Squashed into a meeting room at a real estate office in Ann Arbor, Michigan, 44 brawny men — many far north of six feet...

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      April 14, 2016

      Apple taps NFL lobbyist to run DC office

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    1. April 5, 2016

      Twitter lands rights to stream 10 NFL games

      Twitter has launched a Hail Mary pass in its bid to accelerate user growth and become an online video destination.  The...

    2. April 5, 2016

      Twitter/NFL: 4th & goal

      Social networks do not come cheap. They require heavy investment in marketing, talent and technology. One crucial item...

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      April 5, 2016

      Twitter nabs deal to stream NFL games

      Something to tweet about. The National Football League has said that Twitter has won the rights to stream Thursday...

    4. February 11, 2016

      Concussion — film review: ‘Stellar acting’

      American football is bad for you, says Concussion. Not because you’ll be driven to the gates of insanity by Beyoncé...

    5. February 8, 2016

      Super Bowl 50 fails to score new TV viewing record

      CBS Broncos take Super Bowl 50 fell short of setting a new US television-watching record as its Sunday night broadcast...

    6. February 8, 2016

      Super Bowl ads capitalise on bumper day with new angles

      When is 30 seconds worth $5m? That is the question that faced Super Bowl advertisers as they geared up for February 7,...

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      February 5, 2016

      #techFT - Redstone drama is a Viacom production

      The fight for control of Sumner Redstone’s media companies would make a great TV drama, there’s a Game of Phones going...

    8. February 5, 2016

      Super Bowl 50 haunted by ghosts at the game

      The marquee names at Super Bowl 50 are a study in contrasts. Peyton Manning, quarterback for the Denver Broncos, is...

    9. February 3, 2016

      Playoffs for online Super Bowl adverts as mobile revenue rises

      For Super Bowl advertisers in the smartphone age, winning the big game means scoring on the small screen. Some 84 per...

    10. January 31, 2016

      ‘The Game’s Not Over’ by Gregg Easterbrook

      In the history of the world, there have been few books quite like this one by Gregg Easterbrook. In a mere 222 pages,...

    11. January 13, 2016

      NFL finally set to return to Los Angeles

      Los Angeles is poised to finally win its decades-long battle to lure a professional football team, following a vote by...

    12. January 3, 2016

      The Baseline: Age of the quarterback?

      Back in 1984 Dan Marino, the Miami Dolphins quarterback, threw for a total 5,084 yards in only his second NFL season....

    13. October 26, 2015

      US in a state about fantasy sports gambling

      One of the most fascinating paradoxes about America is the way the Land of the Free devotes such energy to stopping its...

    14. September 10, 2015

      Rugby league goes after American football fans on their home turf

      From ice hockey and American football, to baseball and basketball, the US is bursting with professional sports that...

    15. September 6, 2015

      American football season opens with Seahawks swooping for revenge

      The impossibly handsome Tom Brady could probably walk down the street in Paris, even Portsmouth, and nobody would know...

    16. September 4, 2015

      FT Masterclass: Throw like a quarterback with Andrew Luck

      Andrew Luck is dancing — his feet barely in one place long enough to keep him upright. All 6ft 4in and 240lb of him,...

    17. FT Data

      August 10, 2015

      Where should you go to watch the best football in Europe?

      By John Burn-Murdoch Europe’s top football leagues get under way throughout August, with England’s Premier League and...

    18. July 22, 2015

      HBO signs Bill Simmons in digital sports push

      HBO, the premium cable channel behind hits such as Game of Thrones and The Sopranos, has struck a deal with one of the...

    19. June 12, 2015

      Meet the dean: Idie Kesner, Kelley school at Indiana University

      Idalene Kesner has a very straight forward attitude to being a dean in 2015. “You have to run a business school as a...

    20. June 4, 2015

      Yahoo: taking a punt

      How desperate is the National Football League to get people to watch this autumn’s game between the Jacksonville...

    21. June 3, 2015

      Yahoo wins rights to NFL’s first free global online broadcast

      Yahoo has won the rights to the National Football League’s first free, global internet broadcast as America’s biggest...

    22. May 24, 2015

      Time to tackle rugby injuries

      About half an hour into the opening clash of last winter’s Six Nations rugby union tournament, Welshman George North...

    23. May 17, 2015

      Ball-doctoring in sport is the oldest game in town

      Roughly 30 years ago, a National Basketball Association referee was testing a game ball just before the opening...

    24. May 12, 2015

      NFL penalises Tom Brady over ‘deflategate’

      The National Football League sent a strong signal on Monday that the ends do not justify the means in US sports,...

    25. February 2, 2015

      Super Bowl most watched television show in US history

      The Super Bowl was the most watched television programme in US history, pulling in 114.4m Sunday night viewers to watch...

    26. February 2, 2015

      Patriots beat Seahawks in Super Bowl

      ARIZONA — The New England Patriots were crowned Super Bowl champions on Sunday after defeating the Seattle Seahawks...

    27. January 30, 2015

      Three Super Bowl strategies from three different advertisers

      THE ROOKIE: First-time advertiser Mophie, maker of portable mobile device battery cases, is throwing its hat in the...

    28. January 30, 2015

      Super Bowl brands find a digital playbook

      Super Bowl extravaganza Since the Super Bowls of the first dotcom boom, advertisers have competed to turn the highlight...

    29. December 7, 2014

      Redskins’ RGIII joins the bench of sport’s fallen heroes

      To most people on the globe, RGIII sounds like one of the robots from the movie Star Wars. In Washington, DC, and...

    30. FT Alphaville

      December 4, 2014

      Fixed income nursery rhymes with Bill Gross

      Everyone’s favourite oddball bond manager is back with a new investment outlook. The theme is what nursery rhymes can...

    31. December 1, 2014

      Football sees deeper drop-off than other youth sports in the US

      Head injuries are a serious concern in American football, from the bright lights of the National Football League down...

    32. November 16, 2014

      ‘Socialist’ NFL would fail in capitalist London

      I spent much of the 1980s writing about cricket. This meant spending English winters in hot countries, which was a...

    33. October 29, 2014

      NFL move to London ‘would be worth £100m a year’

      American football teams are known for doing whatever it takes to boost their profile. Earlier this year Florida’s...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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