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NFL star Rob Gronkowski highlighted the NFT boom by seeling $1.75m worth of trading cards

Barely a day goes by without another high-profile athlete being announced as an investor in a special purpose acquisition company

April 8, 2021
Mike Dean has a reputation for being card-happy - but is he the strictest referee in the Premier League?

Mike Dean is many things – showman in a world of automatons, purveyor of the no-look booking, gift to gif

April 1, 2021
Every player at Athletic Bilbao was born or raised in the Basque Country, including forward Inaki Williams

Athletic Bilbao manager Marcelino Garcia Toral could be forgiven for using the old cliche about every game feeling like a

March 31, 2021
Championship clubs, which include Norwich City and Nottingham Forest (above), have taken out a loan with Met Life

Championship football clubs have chosen to take a £117.5m loan from US insurer MetLife instead of the Bank of England’s

March 30, 2021
The Champions League is set for a new 36-team format based on the 'Swiss model' common in chess

The biggest changes to the Champions League for 20 years – including the introduction of the controversial “Swiss model” –

March 30, 2021
Mason Mount capped a productive few days with England's second goal against Albania on Sunday

When Mason Mount collected Harry Kane’s pass and clipped the ball over Albania goalkeeper Etrit Berisha on Sunday it was

March 29, 2021
Cryptocurrency exchange FTX has struck a $135m deal to take naming rights to the home of NBA side Miami Heat

Where US sports lead, others tend to follow, so it was with interest that industry insiders noted developments in Florida

March 25, 2021
England are in a six-team group, with Poland their main threat, for their 2022 World Cup qualifiers

When Bill Shankly quipped that “football is a simple game complicated by people who should know better” he could have

March 23, 2021
Thomas Tuchel has engineered a turnaround in results since replacing Frank Lampard at Chelsea

Thomas Tuchel’s transformation of Chelsea from freewheeling self-saboteurs to uber-efficient winning machine continues apace. Days after reaching the Champions League

March 22, 2021
"The government seems to have a problem with football," says Vince, who saved Forest Green Rovers from bankruptcy 11 years ago

With a large green Union Jack behind him and a casually dishevelled appearance, Dale Vince brings to mind the leader

March 19, 2021
Tokyo 2020 president Seiko Hashimoto has found the Games tainted by another sexism storm just weeks after taking office in the wake of the previous controversy

“I would like to show a new direction,” said Seiko Hashimoto upon taking over as president of the Tokyo 2020

March 18, 2021
The value of Premier League TV rights will come under the spotlight when the 2022-25 packages are sold in the coming months

The Premier League TV rights for 2022 to 2025 will go under the hammer in the next few months. The

March 18, 2021

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