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  • ‘The transfer fee for Poland’s World Cup captain included a photocopier, some medical tools and some dollars’

    * JOHN ROBERTS wrote for the Daily Express, The Guardian, the Daily Mail and The Independent, where he was the tennis correspondent for 20 years. He collaborated with Bill Shankly on the Liverpool manager’s autobiography, ghosted Kevin Keegan’s first book, and has written books on George Best, Manchester United’s Busby Babes (The Team That Wouldn’t Die) and Everton (The Official […]

  • Rajasthan Royals claim “world’s first global sports franchise”

    8 February 2010 The Rajasthan Royals IPL franchise is to establish partnerships with other cricket teams around the world to start what is being marketed as “the world’s first global sporting franchise”. The BBC reports on the development, which centres on Twenty20 cricket and was launched at Lord’s today, in this article. Existing sides in […]

  • Don’t bet on it: sports events in the spotlight

    By Nick Harris 1 February 2010 A UK government report into sports-related betting corruption in Britain, published today, recommends the formation of a pan-sport integrity unit to gather intelligence on suspicious cases and co-ordinate the response.  It is generally accepted that Britain does not have a widespread problem with betting-related corruption but it has been […]

  • Calendar

    2010: what happened then . January . 10 FOOTBALL Africa Cup of Nations (to 31), Angola. Winners: Egypt (Story 1) (2) (3) 18 TENNIS Australian Open (to 31), Melbourne Park, Melbourne. Winners: R Federer / S Williams (Story 1) (2) (3) (4) . February . 7 N.F .L Super Bowl XLIV, Sun Life Stadium, Miami. Winners: New […]

  • Books

    . Every book featured in this section is included on the personal recommendation of a member of sportingintelligence‘s panel of writers and authors, to be expanded over time. Our “We say” reviewers have included only those books they count among their personal favourites and would actively encourage others to read as outstanding. A full list […]

  • Premier League stars not insured for Angola dangers

    By Nick Harris 9 January 2010 The majority of the footballers at the African Nations’ Cup are uninsured by their national associations for “catastrophic” events including terrorist attacks and kidnapping. The responsibility for such insurance thus falls onto individual clubs, and several Premier League players currently in Angola for the tournament are not covered because […]

  • Sports salaries database: explanatory notes

    The sportingintelligence sports salaries database allows you to compare athletes’ wages on a like-for-like basis from major sports around the world. The first-team average salary is provided for every team in every season. When you have selected a sport, league and season, you are provided with a range of team or player options, and it is […]

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