Gary Speed suicide provokes tough questions
As the much-loved Wales manager is found dead, many are shocked that an apparently happy man could take his own life. A dark side to the privileged world of football is emerging.
Sporting world in shock after striker mutiny
Football star Carlos Tevez is reported to have disobeyed orders mid-game, breaching a multi-million pound contract with his club. He is highly talented, but is he 'poisoning' his team?
Women’s World Cup alive and kicking
Germany is currently hosting the sixth Women's World Cup. It's attracting the crowds, but will it ever catch up with the men's game in global appeal?
Premier League ends after dramatic season
As the football season ends, some say it was the most exciting ever, full of surprising results. But big clubs still dominate. So what do we want – glamorous super clubs or a fair fight?
World Cup bribery claim rocks football
Just when FIFA President Sepp Blatter hoped he had put the organisation's corruption problems behind him, UK officials say World Cup votes were bought.
Religion, football and violence: a toxic mix
Celtic and Rangers go head-to-head in a violent clash. 230 are arrested. Will bigotry, poverty and drink be the death of football in Glasgow?
Say ‘Gay’ and the beautiful game gets ugly
Steven Davies has become the first professional cricketer to admit he's gay. He waited five years: why has it taken so long?
Modern sport: 'a freak show with accidents'
A footballer retires after battling with injury. New figures show the dangers of playing rugby. And London gears up for the Olympics. How healthy are top athletes really?
Records smashed as football clubs spend big
As the football transfer window ends, some clubs have spent millions on new players. Money might buy success, but is it fair?
'Sexist' Football pundits caught offside
A female official at a top football match is mocked by the TV presenters. They're now suspended. But is football the only sexist institution?
Is England’s World Cup collapse the media’s fault?
After England’s dismal start to the World Cup, reports of mutiny in the camp are rife. But does this tell us more about journalism than it does about football?
Jabulani: The last-minute swerve… towards boredom
When goalkeepers criticised Adidas’s new World Cup ball, we expected goals galore. Is the Jabulani to blame, or just the answer to a question that no-one was asking?
The World Cup — can it be worth all the fuss?
Should the eye-watering sums spent on the planet’s biggest event – not to mention the time and effort that goes into it – be diverted to more worthwhile causes?