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John Faragher has resigned from his role as Essex chair with immediate effect following a historic allegation of racist language used by him at a board meeting in 2017. Faragher stepped down after a meeting on Thursday and while he strongly denies the incident, the club are intent on reviewing why it was not fully [...]
Yorkshire County Cricket Club might just be the most exciting sponsorship proposition right now. Mired in a racism crisis of its own making, deserted by its full roster of corporate partners, staring down the barrel of a parliamentary select committee, investigated by the Equality and Human Rights Commission – but with a new chair and [...]
Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky has completed a deal which will see him acquire 27 per cent of Premier League club West Ham for £150m. The 46-year-old could use the initial investment to launch a takeover bid of the Hammers, who are currently majority owned by David Gold and David Sullivan. Kretinsky has stakes in both [...]
The European Tour has announced that it will rebrand as the DP World Tour from next season. The move will see the tour’s total prize money top $200m for the first time and comes amid renewed efforts from Saudi Arabia to lure the world’s top players to a new breakaway circuit. “This is hugely significant [...]
Filmmaker Mel O’Connor has had quite the story arc. He quit his job on Emmerdale and turned down work on an Idris Elba movie to follow his dream of developing an altogether different kind of visual experience. The result is a product, Okkulo, that he believes can not only revolutionise sport science but may also [...]
Barclays and drink maker Innocent are among five British companies to be named on the inaugural Laureus Sport for Good Index, which will be announced today. Energy providers Octopus and Ecotricity and renewable running shoe brand Hylo Athletics are the other UK companies on the global list of brands that deliver social or ecological impact [...]
Football is no stranger to wearables, as evidenced by the ubiquity of GPS vests, but it is about to get a new weapon in the technology arms race: smart shin guards. Italian sports tech and analytics company Soccerment will today launch their pioneering protective gear, which captures data on every run, pass, shot and change [...]
British Paralympian and global inclusion expert Claire Harvey calls on sport’s national governing bodies to adopt grassroots diversity targets into their participation drive. Sport has for a long time been a source of inspiration to the masses. It is one of the unifying forces that humanity has to offer, yet – if we’re honest with [...]
The Premier League’s Leicester City and retailer JD Sports are being investigated by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) over suspected anti-competitive behaviour relating to merchandise. The watchdog said in its case that it has “reasonable grounds to suspect one or more breaches of competition law” and that the CMA “has not yet reached a [...]
Queens Park Rangers have launched a bond in a bid to partially crowdfund their plans for a new £20m training ground. The five-year bond is aimed at supporters and retail investors and will pay five per cent interest plus a 25 per cent bonus should QPR be promoted to the Premier League by 2026. “Supporter [...]
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