September 14 – Spain’s anti-doping agency has reportedly closed its investigation into Russia and Valencia winger Denis Cheryshev for an alleged doping violation.
September 13 – Denis Cheryshev, who became the darling of Russian football when scoring four goals at the World Cup, is under investigation for an alleged doping violation according to reports.
By David Owen
September 11 – The International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS) has played down the significance of a ruling by the Brussels Court of Appeal that has been reported as calling into question the ability of football bodies, and potentially counterparts in other sports, to insist that disputes go to the Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
By David Owen
September 10 – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)’s uncontested jurisdiction over sporting disputes appears to have been put in question by a ruling handed down by a Brussels Court of Appeal.
September 4 – A lifelong Swansea City fan who gave a Nazi salute to Tottenham Hotspur supporters has been branded a “racist oaf” by a judge and been banned from matches for three years.
By Andrew Warshaw
August 31 – Spanish prosecutors are reported to be re-opening proceedings into the bizarre and still seemingly murky case of the liver transplant undergone six years ago by former French international defender Eric Abidal, now sporting director at Barcelona.
August 31 – One of Belgium’s leading football TV presenters has been charged with being an accomplice to an armed robbery, according to prosecutors.
By Andrew Warshaw
August 30 – Six months after being found guilty, Juan Angel Napout (pictured), one of the biggest scalps in the sprawling FifaGate corruption scandal that brought the organisation to its knees, has been jailed for nine years in the latest get-tough sentence handed down by US justice authorities.
August 30 – An undercover newspaper investigation that led to Sam Allardyce’s exit as England manager after just 67 days was “justified in the public interest”, a report has found.
August 30 – It isn’t every day that a top-flight player is banned for blasphemy but that’s what has happened in Italy where religion runs as deep as football.
August 30 – The Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) has further expanded its events calendar with a partnership with the International Sports Convention (ISC), which takes place in Geneva, Switzerland, December 5-6.
August 28 – While the giants of the game grapple with the challenge of meeting financial fair play regulations, spare a thought for tiny English non-league side Litherland Remyca who have been thrown out of the FA Cup, the world’s oldest domestic knockout competition, over an unpaid £10 fine.
August 24 – First he was in, then he was out, he appealed, he lost, he appealed again. He played at the World Cup – but now he is out again.
August 23 – In a landmark verdict six months after he was convicted for his role in the FifaGate scandal, Jose Maria Marin, the former president of Brazil’s football federation who to the last insisted he had done nothing wrong, has been sentenced to four years in jail.