Football is supposed to be the 'people's game', but the English Premier League is easier and cheaper to follow if you are a fan of a club based in London or the prosperous southeast.
A series of attacks by fans on players recently raised the spectre of a return to the bad old days of the 1970s and 1980s.
Compared to its English neighbour, Scotland is a much more complex case, and it's all about history – and money.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's has revived one of sport's most revered brands. Here are some reasons for his leadership success.
Be careful before you rush your kids into so-called "talent identification" sports programs – you might be putting a whole lifetime of enjoyable exercise at risk.
The country's 'Black Mecca' is hosting the Super Bowl. With the NFL's national anthem controversy still lingering, this creates an undeniable paradox.
FIFA can act quickly and decisively for its sponsors. Now it must act for the human rights of one of its footballers.
Having a huge emotional connection to the club and its fans means Solskjaer could lead Manchester United more effectively than Mourinho.
No ordinary sports writer: Hugh McIlvanney was one of the greats of 20th century journalism.
Rumours that West Ham's Marko Arnautovic is heading to China in a multi-million pound deal are a classic symptom of the transfer window.
Why are there so few women in the football boardroom?
Why has professional sport become the lens through which so many young men in the Global South are redefining their future?
Some football bets are 50 times more harmful than others.
Elite football teams that do not have a winter break lose on average 303 more player-days per season to injuries than those teams that do.
Cameroon being stripped off hosting the Africa Cup of Nations affects its international reputation and is likely to impact the economy.
The main sporting venues in Australian capitals have had an upgrade in recent times, with the notable exception of Sydney, where leaders seem mired in indecision and political bickering.
Research shows sport is commonly a bastion for male dominance and privilege.
Commentators always like to imagine what players could have done better – we're using AI to prove it.
It can be tough at the top for football managers.
So far, Manchester United's poor performance on the pitch has not hurt its bottom line. But it's only a matter of time.