The sport has seen a revival in recent years. But it will take regulation to remove its reputation as a low-brow form of entertainment
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.
Twenty years ago, a few small-market Major League Baseball teams used advanced analytics as a secret weapon to compete with large-market teams. But the Moneyball effect is gone now.
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.
From the emergence of Premier League to Cricket's newer formats, the history of professional sport is full of breakups.
The UFC is eager to advertise its promotion of female fighters – while also paying them less and stoking a climate of fear to discourage unionization.
Half of LGBTQ participants in a recent study experienced discrimination, insults, bullying or abuse while playing, watching or talking about sports.
The NBA has largely managed to keep COVID-19 under control. Its success offers four important lessons for organizations on how to return employees to the workplace during and after COVID-19.
Crowd size matters. When football games had thousands of fans in attendance, COVID-19 case numbers tended to spike within three weeks.
Discussions have rightly focused on the failings of authorities and clubs. But the role of the law should also be examined.
Still in the midst of a global pandemic, the International Olympic Committee's dream of hosting the Tokyo Games in a "post-corona world" is not possible. But should the Games go ahead at all?
The sport of trail running is one of the fastest growing in the world, but now is facing two major challenges at the same time, the Covid-19 pandemic and ecological crisis.
The Parramatta Eels are the latest NRL team to cut their cheer squad. It's time cheerleaders were embraced as athletes.
While governments and some athletes are opposed to a boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, failing to take a stand against China's human rights record has consequences.
Shutting down sports teams can save schools millions of dollars but create longer-term challenges for enrollment, fundraising and campus life.
For elite athletes, even mild COVID-19 vaccine side effects can throw their training plans off course. But they can plan ahead.
The Lou Marsh Trophy was named after the famous sports journalist and editor. But Marsh's sports coverage of racialized athletes was problematic — should this prompt a renaming of the award?
Researchers find that the most devoted fans take their team's defeats personally and often blame losses on the refs or cheating. Sound familiar?
As COVID-19 vaccines roll out, a debate about whether athletes should be prioritized over more vulnerable populations has emerged.