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Heading for change? Should the ball stay on the carpet to prevent concussion?
17:01 Saturday 7th March 2020

After NFL star Aaron Hernandez died in a Massachusetts prison, researchers at Boston University found his brain severely damaged. Repeated head traumas over the course of his sporting career had rendered his grey matter withered and warped. The…

MLS Cup: Why do they play the games?
19:01 Tuesday 29th October 2019

All five major team sports in America are governed by some form of wage control. Owners would have fans believe this gives franchises in smaller markets with fewer, less lucrative revenue streams a fair chance to win trophies, that salary caps…

New England Revolution playing petty game with Lee Nguyen
14:00 Saturday 27th January 2018

The New England Patriots are in the Super Bowl again. Head coach Bill Belichick has built a dynasty similar to Manchester United’s. He hasn’t won 28 trophies in 26 years, but when you consider there is only one piece of silverware…

It's brown and it's egg-shaped
12:30 Monday 6th February 2017

A proper football fan's quest for revenge on an epic Super Bowl Sunday. If you've read David Blatt's excellent history on the beautiful game, The Ball is Round, you know whether it's played indoors or out, kicked, handled, or sometimes dribbled…