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(...)

Dr Brian Moore of Orreco: “Our ultimate aim is to build the world’s first artificial intelligence  coach”

Orreco, the fast-growing Irish sports tech firm, has signed multiyear contract renewals deals with Premier League team Newcastle United and an unnamed(...)

Record revenues: Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring the club’s third club against Everton at Old Trafford last Sunday. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters.

Manchester United achieved record annual revenues last season, boosted by a new broadcasting deal for English football and trophy wins. The team fini(...)

Ian Jones and offensive guard Jeff Allen before the Texans playoff clash with the Patriots in January, 2017.

In 2010 Ian Jones was a second year Arts student in University College Cork. Today he is part of a backroom team preparing the Houston Texans for its (...)

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku. Premier League television rights for the three seasons from 2019-2020 will soon come up for blind bidding. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Football, in its English Premier League incarnation, is back, and it’s almost as if it has never been away and never will go away. The hype machine th(...)

Sacre bleu: the construction Olympics are about to ramp up in Paris, France. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty

In numbers: Advantage Amazon £10 million Annual sum that Amazon Prime Video is thought to be paying for rights to the ATP men’s tennis tour (which e(...)

Glen Killane, managing director of Eir Sport and Eir Television, at Eir’s group headquarters in Dublin: ‘We have to understand that not everybody loves sport.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

It’s not long before the big question for anyone in the business of sport today comes up. Is UFC here to stay, or is it one great, noisy fad? Glen Ki(...)

Goldman Sachs at the New York Stock Exchange: Goldman and BAML were among banks that lent Tottenham Hotspur €455 million in May to help finance a new 61,500-seat stadium in London. Photograph: Reuters

US banks that have carved out a lucrative niche financing the construction and renovation of sports stadiums are making a push into Europe, signing a (...)

Sterling service: Manchester United’s Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Photograph: AFP

Leading foreign football signings in Britain are looking to get paid in euro rather than sterling in the aftermath of Britain’s vote to leave the EU, (...)

Manchester United fans before the Uefa Europa League Final at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Manchester United’s ill-fated Irish trading arm reported an operating income of €50,000 last year. Accounts filed for Manchester United Commercial En(...)

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