September 20 – Paul Pogba’s brother Mathias has been detained and placed under formal investigation over an alleged plot to extort money from his sibling and belonging to a criminal gang, according to French reports.
September 14 – Manchester Crown Court has made a significant anti-piracy statement, handing down a big fine and further prison sentence to an illegal decider supplier that gave access to Sky Sports pay TV coverage and in particular live Premier League matches.
September 14 – Manchester City player Benjamin Mendy has had one of the eight rape charges against him dropped during his on-going trial at Chester Crown Court.
September 1 – The jury in the trial of former Wales manager and Manchester United icon Ryan Giggs was discharged on Wednesday after failing to reach verdicts on domestic violence charges.
By Andrew Warshaw
August 30 – The unsavoury dispute over who was liable for Emiliano Sala’s €17 million transfer fee from Nantes to Cardiff City appears to have finally reached its conclusion after Cardiff lost their appeal against a ruling by FIFA to pay the first instalment of €6 million to the French club.
August 16 – The proposed $24 million equal pay settlement between the US women’s national team players and the US Soccer Federation has been given a preliminary thumbs up by a federal judge, who scheduled a December 5 hearing for final approval.
August 15 – The trial of Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy began today (Monday) over rape allegations, with the prosecutor arguing that the French player considered his victims “disposable”.
August 11 – Manchester City’s French international Benjamin Mendy has pleaded not guilty to yet another charge of rape.
August 9 – Former Manchester United star Ryan Giggs, worshipped by fans throughout a 24-year career, has a more “sinister” side to his character, prosecutors said Monday, as he went on trial on charges of assault and use of coercive behaviour against an ex-girlfriend and her sister.
July 29 – One of three allegations of rape against an English Premier League international footballer has been dropped by police.
July 28 – Nine years after he moved from Brazil to Barcelona, Neymar is to finally go on what is certainly to be a high-profile and eagerly followed trial in October in Spain in a long-standing case surrounding his transfer from Santos.
July 26 – Former United States international women’s goalkeeper Hope Solo has pleaded guilty to driving while impaired.
July 17 – The Russian Football Union (FUR) and four Russian clubs have lost appeals at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against bans from international and European football handed down by FIFA and UEFA following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
July 13 – European nations have joined forces to get behind UEFA in their legal fight to stave off the threat of a rebirth of a breakaway Super League.
July 12 – The breakaway European Super League was described by UEFA as “a textbook example of a cartel” on day one of the two-day hearing at the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that could alter the entire landscape of European club competition.