How Nigeria trips up its own athletes at the World Athletics Championships

Nigeria failed to win a medal at this month's World Athletics Championships - meaning Africa's most populous nation has come home empty-handed from eight of the last nine tournaments. Some athletes, like Tosin Oke, feel the lack of medals reflects...

The need for Barcelona to spend Neymar money 

One of the unfortunate side effects of the transfer window remaining open after the season has started is that teams can't properly prepare until after the deadline has passed, however, in Barcelona's case, it is a godsend as Los Cules...

El Clásico: A hard test for Real Madrid

Analysis of the first official El Clásico of the season asks more questions of Barcelona than Real Madrid, but Sunday's game at the Camp Nou will still present a challenge for Zinedine Zidane's side. In pre-season, Real's usual style hasn't come to the...

Premier League Clubs Shirt Sponsorship Deals For 2017-18 Season Unveiled 

Premier League is getting stronger and stronger on all fronts as we move into the 2017-18 season. Take for example the value of all 20 premier league shirt sponsorship deals which has reached over £281 million for only 2017-18...

New Premier League arrivals to watch in 2017/18 season

From big-money signings, to lower-key arrivals, Premier League teams are poised to field a host of new faces in their line-ups on the 2017/18 season’s opening weekend. So who should you be looking out for? We've picked 10 players who could...

Premier League at 25 years: Facts and figures

Thirteen players from outside the UK and Ireland, a crowd of 20,699 at Chelsea, defeats for Manchester United and Arsenal, wins for Coventry City and Sheffield United. The Premier League landscape looks very different to the one on the opening...

The end of an era for fastest man on earth 

In the bowels of the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro last year, Usain Bolt was dressed in a yellow and green jersey, the colours of his native Jamaica, and discussing his future. He had just won gold in...

Can Neymar pay back PSG’s financial investment on him?

Neymar insists his record-breaking $261 million move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain "isn't about the money," but the subject won't go away. The Brazilian forward's five-year contact is reportedly worth approximately $45 million a year before tax, making him the...

Can Kelechi Iheanacho seize Leicester chance ?

After seeing his progress at Manchester City stall with a lack of first-team opportunities, Kelechi Iheanacho looks an ideal fit for Craig Shakespeare's revitalised Leicester City, writes Peter Smith. In a transfer window of inflated prices, the £25m fee Leicester...

Neymar: The story behind PSG’s world-record transfer

Football’s biggest transfer has been in the pipeline since early July. Paris Saint-Germain wanted him and were prepared to pay the highest premium. Neymar wanted to become the club’s star player. 'A picture is worth a thousand words', so goes...