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  • Messi’s Barca break £10m-a-year barrier to hit No1 in global pay

    By Nick Harris 26 November 2018 La Liga giants Barcelona, home to Lionel Messi, are the best paid team in global sport and the first sports team in history to have average basic annual pay of more than £10m according to Sportingintelligence’s Global Sports Salaries Survey (GSSS) for 2018, published today. Download the GSSS 2018 This year’s […]

  • France will host 2018 Ryder Cup after all-star support

    By Sportingintelligence 17 May 2011 France have won the right to stage the 2018 Ryder Cup, seeing off challenges from rival bids from Spain, Germany, the Netherlands and Portugal. France’s campaign had a number of high-profile supporters from sports away from golf, including Manchester City’s Patrick Vieira, who outlined France’s Ryder Cup case to sportingintelligence […]

  • Rio Ferdinand, English football’s Twitter king, closes in on 1m followers

    By Nick Harris SJA Internet Sports Writer of the Year 12 May 2011 Rio Ferdinand is closing in on a new Twitter landmark of one million followers, a milestone that will cement the Manchester United centre-half’s place as the most popular English footballer on the micro-blogging network. The 32-year-old England international is also the most […]

  • Slam dunk: NBA the richest sports league in the world by average pay

    By Nick Harris SJA Internet Sports Writer of the Year 22 April 2011 The best paid sportsmen in the world, judged on average earnings per player across whole leagues, are the basketball players who make their living in the NBA in North America, according to the findings of sportingintelligence’s Global Sports Salaries Report 2011 (GSSS […]

  • AP McCoy accepts major BBC award with plug for Sky

    By Nick Harris 19 December 2010 Tony McCoy, the greatest jump jockey of all time, was crowned the BBC Sports Personality of the Year at a star-studded awards night in Birmingham this evening – and then mentioned the Beeb’s great broadcasting rivals, Sky, in his acceptance speech. He was talking about the delight with which […]

  • Tony McCoy wins first gong of sports awards season

    By Nick Harris 8 November 2010 Tony McCoy’s victory in the 2010 Grand National has been acknowledged as the ‘Jump off the sofa’ moment of the British sporting year so far, bolstering his credentials as the favourite to win next month’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award. The category was included in the inaugural […]

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