A new study explores the how the celebrity and status of professional footballers in the "Big Five" European leagues can affect both performance and pay.
A women's European Super League was an afterthought, evidence of the sport's increasing swallowing up the men's game.
The failure of the ESL does not represent a victory of fans over commerce, or of culture over capitalism. It is the very existence of fans that cements football’s commercial nature.
What at first appeared as a horror story for supporters could turn out to have a happy ending.
The British prime minister has vowed to drop a 'legislative bomb' on the new proposals.
From the emergence of Premier League to Cricket's newer formats, the history of professional sport is full of breakups.
More competitive games between top soccer clubs is desirable but creating a 'closed' system would harm a soccer culture built on dreams, says the man who predicted the Super League two decades ago.
Everyone seems united against the new proposals, but can they really be stopped?
Crowd size matters. When football games had thousands of fans in attendance, COVID-19 case numbers tended to spike within three weeks.
Pressure from the crowd causes referees to make different decisions.
Discussions have rightly focused on the failings of authorities and clubs. But the role of the law should also be examined.
The American money men are replacing Russian oligarchs and Arab oil tycoons as the next wave of club buyers.
Female coaches experience very different environments to male coaches and have been shaped in very different ways.
Under insolvency law, there's an order in which creditors get paid from whatever is left of a company.
Some fans even said they would be willing to make the ultimate sacrifice, giving their own lives to save other supporters of their team.
While a line of defensive players complicates a free kicker's task to shoot on target, new research suggests it could also impede the goalie.
Why tackling in kids rugby must be banned to curb dementia risks.
Academy culture at football clubs must change to protect vulnerable young players when they are rejected as professionals.
As anti-racism moves to centre stage, the industry's historic issues are coming to light
In England, the continuing anger that Maradona "got away with it" comes out of the ashes of empire.