Stefan Szymanski

cricket

Indian March Madness

If you don't live in India, you probably haven't noticed that one of the World's most significant sporting events started

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The umpire's decision is not final

This could be bigger than the Supreme Court's ruling in 2000 that stopped the counting in Bush v Gore. FIFA

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So how many people did go to the World Cup?

One way in which the economic cost of hosting major sporting events is justified is that it will produce a

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Caveat venditor

Quite a few people have been suggesting that cricket is the sport of the future thanks to the obsessive interest

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The revival in Detroit's fortunes

The Lex column of the Financial Times today carried a cute comparison of the resurgence of the Tigers and the

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Which is more balanced- NFL or Champions League?

Even a competitive balance sceptic like myself would grudgingly admit that the NFL is more balanced, so I thought I

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Football Season Begins!...well, not quite yet

Last week the Argentine Football Association delayed the start of the season because most of the clubs are bankrupt- they

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Is this the biggest prize in sport for a single game?

The Financial Times reported today that promotion to the Premier League is worth £60 million (just under $120 million today)-

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The European Parliament’s vision for football

The European Parliament has now adopted a resolution on the future of football in Europe. The underlying text is worth

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It’s not cricket, it’s murder

The Jamaican Police revealed today that Bob Woolmer, the Pakistan cricket coach who died on Sunday, was strangled in his

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Soccer financials

A couple of years ago I had lunch with Roger Noll in London on one of his visits to the

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Real Madrid and Sports Econ 101

So what do professional sports teams sell? Rivalry of course, and to have rivalry you have to have a rival.

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