Brain damage linked to concussions in football can resemble that found in elderly and comatose patients but there may be ways to prevent it so the sport continues. Toronto Argonauts’ Jeffrey Finley, left, rushes to take down Calgary Stampeders’ quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell in this August file photo.
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Concussions in football and other contact sports correlate with severe, long-term brain damage — but science shows it doesn't have to be that way.
The business of sport in South Africa is coming under the focus of the Competition Commission on concerns that some practices may be uncompetitive.
The Australian national football team’s remarkable triumph in Vietnam in 1967 has never been properly and collectively recognised.
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At the height of the Vietnam War, the Holt government agreed it would be a good idea if the national football team took part in a tournament in Vietnam to boost morale.
Egyptian athlete Manal Rostom wearing the Nike Pro Hijab.
With its "Pro hijab" Nike has mainstreamed what is generally considered as an oppressive and marginalised garment.
A high school football game in Kapaa, Hawaii on the island of Kauai.
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After decades of continuous growth, participation rates have started to decline. What does it mean for the future of the sport?
Will England's top-flight teams really decide to weaken their global blockbuster brand?
Being a member of a community choir has similar health and social benefits as being part of a football team.
The football club has long been central to Catalan identity and is central to the region's independence vote.
New Orleans Saints fans cheer from the stands during a game against the Denver Broncos in 2016.
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A recent study might explain why there's been such divergent, emotional responses to the NFL protests.
Robbie ‘Bones’ McGhie after playing in the 1973 Grand Final, in which his team, Richmond, won.
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Football has changed dramatically in the 35 years since Richmond last had a chance at the Grand Final. But while footy is now 'an industry', the arrival of the first women's league is to be celebrated.
Wilfied Zaha playing for England under-21s in 2013.
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National team rules still aren't doing diverse societies justice.
Everyone can stop talking about money for a few months. But expect more records to be set next year.
Heritier Lumumba describes his experience of racism at Collingwood Football Club in Fair Game.
Héritier Lumumba played for Collingwood Football Club until 2014, where his teammates called him "Chimp". His experience mirrors that of many other black men in Australia, particularly in the workplace.
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In 25 years of the Premier League, things have changed, but it's an ongoing battle.
328 football clubs, spanning all tiers of the game, are currently involved in the inquiry.
The FFA, headed by Steven Lowy, is currently beset by an array of challenges to its control of football in Australia.
It’s worth defending the principle that the national governing body, not the clubs and not the states, should run football in Australia.
Neymar looks to leave Barcelona.
Financial Fair Play rules require clubs' spending to match their earnings.
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It's all to do with PSG's Qatari owners.
Broadcaster Les Murray, who has passed away aged 71, was the archetypal team member.
Les Murray helped football transform itself from a predominantly migrant activity in Australia into what he loved to call 'the world game'.
England’s Lucy Bronze (right) and Spain’s Leila Ouahabi (left) battle for the ball during the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017.
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The reality of life as a female sports star.