Sports

5 days ago | July 30, 2021

Obama now a minority owner in NBA’s Africa business

Former President Barack Obama has become a strategic partner and minority owner in the National Basketball Association’s ...

Elite male athletes play in shorts and tank tops

You know the old line about Ginger Rogers doing everything Fred Astaire did, just backward and in high heels? That’s ...

2 weeks ago | July 23, 2021

Zimbabwe send 1st black swimmer to the Olympics

The southern African nation of Zimbabwe is sending a Black swimmer to the Olympics, the first from her country to go the ...

LeBron’s billion-dollar business

Just one year after raising US$100 million from investors to formerly combine multiple content businesses into the ...

Thirteen EPL players at Olympics

Football fans have been treated to one of the best summers of international football in recent memory. From one of the ...

4 weeks ago | July 9, 2021

Are penalty shootouts fair?

IN 1976 the final of the European Championships (the 16th instalment of which is currently being played across the ...

The perfect Euro 2020 final

You know, when you step back and look at it, there really is no way that Euro 2020 should have been this good. ...

World’s first US$150m tennis player

After winning his 3rd round match on Friday at Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic secured himself a minimum prize of US$250 000, ...

1 month ago | July 2, 2021

Jordan, others invest in live-sports streaming service

Buzzer, a live-sports streaming service, has raised US$20 million in funding from venture capital firms and a group of ...

Private equity giant invests US$217m in Euro soccer

Looking to continue the multi-year trend of US capital flowing into European soccer, Ares Management, a US-based ...

Business model of Manchester United

According to Forbes, Manchester United is the fourth most valuable soccer team globally, valued at about US$4,2 billion. ...

1 month ago | June 25, 2021

Emperor ‘concerned’ about Covid-19 spread

TOKYO. — Japanese Emperor Naruhito “appears concerned” about the possibility the Olympic Games could cause the ...

2 months ago | June 18, 2021

Wimbledon cuts 2021 prize purse by 5pc

LONDON. — Prize money for this year’s Wimbledon will be a little over £35 million (US$49,4 million), a 5,2 percent ...

Top 10 richest athletes in 2021

Who are the richest athletes in the world? What are the earning sources of these highest-paid athletes? Exploring ...

Aston Martin F1 start expansion push with Furbatto signing

Aston Martin announced the signing of Alfa Romeo’s chief designer Luca Furbatto on Thursday in what the expanding ...

Euros ‘Bottlegate’ spreads

Two of the world’s best-known beverage brands have felt the viral ripples caused by simple gestures from stars of the ...

2 months ago | June 11, 2021

NBA total debt rises to nearly US$7 Billion

Last year was tough for the NBA. The COVID-19 pandemic halted the season in mid-March, resulting in a 16-week ...

2 months ago | May 28, 2021

Pot-shots politically driven — IOC’s Pound

Some pot-shots being levelled at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are “political posturing” former IOC vice-president Dick ...

The world’s largest soccer stadium breaks ground in Guangzhou

On April 16, a ground-breaking ceremony was held in the city of Guangzhou, China, for what is to be the world’s largest ...

Victoria Covid lockdown leaves Australian sports scrambling

MELBOURNE. — Australia’s major sports leagues and Olympic hopefuls scrambled to make contingency plans on Thursday after ...