August 20 - English Premier League giants Manchester United are on a good run in the betting and gaming business, announcing Donaco as the club's first Official Casino Resort Partner in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and South Korea.
By Paul Nicholson August 20 - There is a lot of talk about FIFA reform, but the talk is in general very short on detail. To date the focus has been on corruption and its prevention, with reform measures being focused around issues like age and term of tenure and 'fit and proper' person tests, financial governance and independent governors. Lurking below the surface of this talk is a much deeper issue – that of the one-man (it is usually a man) one-vote system.
By Mark Baber August 19 - Former FIFA vice-president Chung Mong-joon's entry into the FIFA presidential race on Tuesday has quickly dispelled any notion the contenders may pull their punches. The South Korean accused rival Michel Platini of having been too close to a corrupt FIFA and president Sepp Blatter. Response to his comments has been swift.
By Paul Nicholson August 19 - US Club Soccer, one of the largest and certainly most influential youth soccer organisations in the US with more than 500,000 members, has launched an amibitious 'Players First' initiative that will give its members a suite of tools to better manage their soccer experience.
By Mark Baber August 19 - As the NFL inches gradually towards possibly setting up a franchise in the UK with the official support of the ruling Conservative Party, a set of data-points drawn together by Texas-based data specialists UMBEL give an insight into how soccer is rapidly becoming a mainstream sport in the USA.
By Paul Nicholson August 19 - Italian giants Juventus, current Serie A champions and the country's club leaders in the digital world, having taken another step forward with the launch of a new app for the new season that opens this weekend.
By Alexander Krassimirov August 19 - FC Cherno More Varna, holder of the Bulgarian Cup and Supercup, has been handed a development grant of BGN 1 million (€500,000) from the state. The money will be used by club to improve the grass pitch at Ticha stadium and stadium lighting.
August 18 - The second weekend of the Premier League season saw an average capacity at Premier League grounds of almost 96%, just over 1% down on the opening day of the season, mainly due to lower attendances at Sunderland.
By Mark Baber August 18 - It emerged on Monday that a radical plan presented to the FIFA executive committee on July 20 by Domenico Scala, the independent chairman of FIFA's Audit and Compliance Committee charged by outgoing president Sepp Blatter with implementing reforms, envisaged the abolition of the executive committee and its replacement by a separate management committee and governing council.