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.
In football, a number of African teams draw heavily on their European-born diasporas, a reflection of a colonial past and deeply entrenched migration routes.
Every year, about 10 per cent of youth athletes experience a concussion. Research shows there are steps we can take to help prevent these injuries, but we can't be afraid to make changes.
The findings of one of the few studies into closed door matches.
For nearly 50 years, teams have administered the controversial Wonderlic test to measure cognitive ability. Two researchers decided to study its effectiveness as an evaluation tool.
Can statistics work out who will win the various tournaments?
A battle between aristocratic amateurs and working class professional led to the game we all know and love.
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.
Financial scandals have damaged the integrity of both clubs. With the rewards for cheating so high, harsher punishments are needed.
From Super Bowl ads to Netflix documentaries, the complicated issues of criminal justice are portrayed in simplistic and highly political ways.
Running, jumping, tackling, not to mention handling the ball, means Aussie Rules players risk injuries to their hands and wrists serious enough to send them to the emergency department.
Nigeria is not known as a cricketing nation, yet its Under-19 team qualified for the World Cup. What is secret of their sudden success?
Pecking holes in a solid wood tree trunk would give you a headache, if not serious brain damage. What special assets allow a woodpecker to do it?
Support for European soccer clubs is defining relationships between spouses.
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.
Watching the chances of victory change injects life into sports, both real and fantasy.
Legendary football coach Vince Lombardi coached his last game half a century ago, but his approach holds timeless insights for educators.
The clubs no longer 'belong' to the fans - they have become instruments in an ideological war between Western capitalism and the rent hungry sheikhs of the Gulf states.
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.