Recognizing that the game itself is often lopsided and boring, the NFL, through the years, has worked to minimize its significance.
There has so far been scant understanding of – or credit given to – the historical background to the creation of the AFL women's league.
A recent decision by the International Olympic Committee has cheerleading under consideration for Tokyo 2020. But its very status as a sport has constantly been questioned.
The sleeping giant of world football has started flexing its financial muscles.
Can the Premier League and other European clubs compete with the might of China?
The new US president and the Manchester United manager are masters of media management – but are they really in the same game?
Fixed odds betting terminals attract all the attention, but something alarming is being overlooked.
The main objections raised to FIFA"s planned expansion of the World Cup are that the decision has been made on financial and/or political rather than footballing grounds.
Everything is in place for a spending spree this January, but some data crunching shows successful spending is elusive.
From Sharapova to the Brownlee brothers, 2016 has given us one step forward to one step back.
The scene of Chile's proudest football triumphs is also a monument to some of its darkest days.
There are 16 contenders for the 2016 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award... But who is the best athlete?
Scottish football faces challenging economic conditions, but shows how a focus on fans offers a different way forward.
Red is the colour of life, of danger and of good luck.
Women are still grossly underrepresented as chairpeople, directors or chief executives of international sporting bodies, to the great detriment of those sports.
Brazilian football club Chapecoense were en route to their first Copa Sudamericana final when their plane crashed, killing all but six on board.
Football is becoming an increasingly important weapon in Britain's soft power arsenal.
Jock culture has often stopped people talking about abuse.
English and Scottish football players are set to defy a FIFA ban by marking Armistice Day on the pitch.
Recent data on football's homophobia problem met with both optimism and pessimism. What's really going on?
What do the concepts like 'cheating' and 'performance enhancing' mean to young African footballers?