Manchester United’s French midfielder Paul Pogba, one of the English Premier League’s biggest stars Photograph: Getty

Amazon has acquired rights to show English Premier League matches in the UK, signalling a new era in which digital players increasingly compete with t(...)

Real Madrid celebrates winning the Uefa Champions League final in May.  Photograph: Getty Images

Record revenues for Europe’s biggest football leagues have created a “new era of profitability” at the continent’s top clubs, where income is outpacin(...)

 Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku Photograph: Reuters/File photo

A surprise exit from the Champions League after defeat by Spain’s Sevilla failed to dent English soccer club Manchester United’s finances in the lates(...)

 Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates after his side thrashed Rangers 5-0 on Sunday. Photograph:   Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers hopes to work in the English Premier League again but “no time soon”. Rodgers has been linked with the Arsenal job sin(...)

Lionel Messi of Barcelona wearing a Statsports vest

News that a small Newry-headquartered firm had scored a massive deal with the governing body for soccer in the US may have astounded many. However, it(...)

Only the most juvenile mind can equate Joe Schmidt’s capacity for organising professional athletes with keeping a political lid on this wet benighted rock of ours. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

In tribute to the late, great American comic George Carlin, and his famous list of people who ought to be killed, here’s a rather less bloodthirsty se(...)

Borussia Dortmund’s Michy Batshuayi in action against Hamburger SV in the Bundesliga. Photograph: Reuters

Germany’s top football teams are discussing plans to sweep away rules prohibiting foreign investors from owning Bundesliga clubs, amid concern they la(...)

Diego Costa celebrates with the Premier League trophy last May following Chelsea’s victory. File photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

On Tuesday morning, British satellite broadcaster Sky confirmed that it had agreed a deal with the Premier League in England for live rights to 128 ga(...)

Cold comfort: cars and vans are mired in heavy traffic ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

In numbers: All the money €32 million Write-off charge recorded by Netflix for “unreleased content we’ve decided not to move forward with” – two epi(...)

Sky blues: Amazon’s agreement to produce a documentary series that goes behind the scenes at Manchester City confirms that the US company has heard of more than American football.  Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty

It is not a new rumour in the television industry that Amazon may seek to build its Prime Video business in this part of the world by entering the soc(...)

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