As the 2019 Australian Football League (AFL) season draws to a close, the post-Grand Final debate looks set to be dominated by the issue of whether a mid-season trade period should be introduced.
Inside Sports Law
Have the lines between football and betting become blurred?
After headlines surrounding Wayne Rooney’s transfer to Derby County and the alleged link with the club’s sponsor, 32 Red, an online casino, the issue of online betting and football is now back in the news.
Is there a need for unionization in esports?
Trade unions have existed in traditional sports for many years and can represent hundreds if not thousands of professional athletes in a multitude of sports.
The changes to the handball rule explained
The changes to the refereeing and laws within football for the 2019/20 season were widely reported before the season started last month.
Esports – TI9 and a developer-controlled industry
On August 26, 18,000 people packed into a darkened arena and 1.97 million viewers watched online the finale of "The International 9", one of the most highly anticipated esports tournaments.
Further clarification required to the Laws of Cricket
The International Cricket Council (ICC) One-Day International Cricket World Cup Final was a contest decided by the very finest of margins.
FIFA adopts a harsher approach to combating racism in football
During the opening weekend of matches in the English Football League, Kick It Out reported four alleged incidents of racist abuse towards players or their families inside a stadium.
“No-call” from NFC championship game results in lawsuit and rule changes
Earlier this year, we wrote about the controversial “no-call” from the NFC championship game between the New Orleans Saints and the Los Angeles Rams.
Sheffield Wednesday report Newcastle United to the Premier League
Steve Bruce was recently appointed the new head coach of Newcastle United F.C., but not without some controversy. His previous employer, Sheffield Wednesday F.C., has reported Newcastle United.
Sports betting – balancing a national pastime with a need for greater integrity
There are not many parts of the world that have a public holiday for a sporting event. In Melbourne, Victoria, the so called sporting capital of the world, they have two.