Sports awards and the Ballon d’Or

And the importance of an open ballot, something FIFA actually gets right.

The many types of captaincy – which one’s right for Joe Schmidt?

Does a player's relationship with the media matter when it comes to a decision around captaincy?

The RWC2015 Statistics Report

56% of tries came from lineout possession, and the sin bin misconception.

Give Garry Ringrose time to shine as Ben Te’o moves on

There remain 2,560 playing minutes for Leinster centres this season. They should be distributed wisely

Real-Life Fantasy Sports

An IPL Draft took place this week. A look at player movement through the years, and how Daily Fantasy is running into trouble in New York.

How Euro 2016 unfairly favours France

UEFA has dropped the ball, even before a single team is drawn in Saturday's Euro2016 draw

Jamie Vardy and the purging of football history

While comparing performances in a changing game is not easy, that doesn't mean the past should be ignored.