Ever wonder where the words 'sport', 'umpire' and 'drubbing' come from? Here's a short primer of sporting lingo ahead of the AFL and NRL Grand Finals.
Like epic poets, AFL commentators improvise in short phrases, not sentences, because it creates vivid images of fast action.
Holding fixtures abroad may be a money spinner – but it's not fair game.
Reports of sexual assault increase by as much as 41 percent when the local college football team plays, according to researchers who say the increase is related to the drinking culture on campus.
It's not all about tiki-taka football. Our new research revealed how a unique philosophy, excellent coaching and cutting edge sports science help FC Barcelona get the best from its players.
Social media is key when it comes to connecting clubs with fans and building a brand identity. But with great power, comes great responsibility.
Games such as chess should be a welcome addition to the activities available for prisoners.
Many Americans seem to like seeing communist ideas in action, but have a visceral reaction to the word ‘communism.’ Might it be time to refresh an old ideology with a new set of terms?
More government funding is needed to offset rising costs for registration, equipment and lessons and keep children involved in sport.
Sports science suggests not.
Meet the concept of 'individual value'.
For the millions celebrating on the Champs-Elysées last month, Frenchness was not just an idea, it was an intense shared experience. But what happens to that identity when the celebrations end?
Better and more frequent heart screening programmes are being developed to avoid sudden cardiac death in young football players.
It took a Scotsman to organise a professional football league in England.
What does the sale of the 'home of football' have to do with grassroots development?
The warm summer months encourage more of us to get outside and exercise, whether by shooting hoops or riding a bike. But there's a downside: higher risk of injury.
It's time Africa's top administrators tried to find out why top African players are choosing to represent European countries, so that they can work to rectify the situation.
It seems likely that football will remain a pawn in an intensifying proxy war.
Fans have shown they're willing to watch major sporting events on devices other than traditional TVs, but the technology is letting them down.
Be careful how you reward success. Was it achieved through hard-earned skill or just a lucky break?