Australian rules football was actually played before rugby union in Queensland — and it was only a quirk of history that caused Queenslanders to switch allegiances.
It will be possible to compare the outcomes of games with and without fans, giving new insights into the relationship between fans, home-field advantage and clutch performances.
A scholar explains why the players are having so much trouble with their equal pay claim.
Liverpool fan John Williams has banished the ghosts of 30 years. Liverpool are champions of the English Premier League and, as far as he is concerned, things are as they should be.
Why are sport broadcasters using fake crowd noise? It might be because crowd noise can help us bond with our tribe and acts as a psychological cue for when to pay attention.
The findings of one of the few studies into closed door matches.
How the iconic – and unexpected – footballing triumph at Portugal's Estádio Nacional restored the pride and self-belief of a marginalised community.
As the new coronavirus has spread around the world, sporting matches and events have been staged behind closed doors, postponed and increasingly cancelled outright.
Fame changes the bonds that some African footballers have with their home communities.
Support for European soccer clubs is defining relationships between spouses.
Whether it's global conflicts or communities in trouble, the solutions to peace and prosperity aren't only found by government. Sports, too, can bring about much-needed change.
Many believe a move to the winter would be beneficial for football, particularly as our summers grow hotter. But competing directly with AFL and NRL could pose a serious risk to the sport's future.
The cost and the hassles involved can stand in the way of kids joining teams and taking part in organized activities. So can cultural barriers.
One of the world's biggest tech investors has bought a 10% stake in Manchester City's owners, valuing the group at nearly £4 billion.
We interviewed 12 female head coaches working in all levels of English football. Gender discrimination and sexism were only two of the reasons women don't reach top spots.
The African Cup of Nations is the continent's premier soccer tournament - but it's not being broadcast on TV as usual. Behind the blackout is a tale of court rulings and sour deals.
#getonside 2023 is Australia's fourth time bidding for the women's world cup, but the campaign feels brand new. With the sport's growing popularity – and equal pay for the women – is this our chance?
The AFL and NRL have larger fan bases, and soccer more youth participants. Rugby union must find new ways to grow interest in the sport to reclaim its place in the Australian sporting landscape.
If artificial intelligence can amaze us with its prowess, there are many areas where it falls flat when compared to human and animal intelligence.
Women's football has made great strides, but when it comes it comes to media coverage, governance or funding, female athletes still suffer greatly from gender bias.