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Unlucky: 13 Premier League clubs hike ticket prices. City cheapest, Arsenal most costly.

* By Alex Miller                                                                   Follow Alex on Twitter @AlexMiller73 22 July...

Man United and Liverpool remain top TV draws despite 2013-14 without trophies

By Nick Harris 21 July 2014 With almost four weeks still to go before the start of the 2014-15 Premier League season, the PR battle for TV viewers in the host country of the world's most-watched domestic football league is well underway. Sky Sports...

Germany: deserving, obvious World Cup winners (almost nobody predicted)

* So the World Cup is over, Germany are fitting champions, Lionel Messi couldn't add the ultimate title to his glittering CV and the host nation is left to ponder what might have been. So who could have forecast this? Actually, a huge variety...

Bankers and bookies oust FIFA as best bets for World Cup forecasts

* This post has been updated on 27 June, UK time, an earlier version of same story is below Yesterday's games at the World Cup mean the World Cup group games (48 of 48) have been completed.  There have been expected victories for some...
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‘Could England play “the German way”? Of course not … It is never going to be’

* By Tim Rich 21 July 2014 Before I was married, I used to go to weddings and sit at the back as the bride and groom danced...

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A doping conundrum: just $6m a year on developing new tests, $350m on testing

* By Roger Pielke Jr 21 July 2014 Speaking last week in Australia, the winner of the 2011 Tour de France winner, Cadel Evans, claimed that professional cycling today...

Pielke 11 WC predictions, 24 games

Upsets, giant-killings, adios, bye-bye: FIFA rankings STILL ahead in predicting results

* At the completion of the Italy-Costa Rica match in Group D in Recife, half of the 2014 World Cup group games (24 of 48) had...

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Winning in global sport: Often about the money, money, money ….. (but not always)

By Nick Harris 5 May 2014 It was self-evident in the 2012-13 Premier League that Queens Park Rangers provided their owner with the worst value for money....

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‘GFH have focussed purely on controlling the narrative, not on running Leeds United’

* WHEN GFH Capital, a Dubai arm of Bahrain-based bank GFH, bought Leeds United in December 2012, executives including Salem Patel appeared on national television to...

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REVEALED: Barcelona best at producing ‘Big 5′ players, Ajax most across Europe

By Nick Harris 21 January 2014 Barcelona produce more first-team footballers across...

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“Tennis should be safe. That it should be humane should not even be up for discussion.”

By Alexandra Willis in Melbourne "Does Wimbledon have an extreme heat...

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Takeovers, triumphs and Hansen’s first column: why the end of a Liverpool institution is a dark day for journalism

* By Ian Herbert 22 December 2013 The sign on the exterior wall...